USNS Comfort Ends CP-15 Mission in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan residents and officials bid farewell to personnel from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during the Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) closing ceremony at Instituto Politecnico Heroes y Martires May 25.

The Comfort team treated more than 7,600 patients at medical outreach sites established at Instituto Politechnico Heroes y Martires and Colegio Moravo Juan Amos Comenius May 19-25.

The CP-15 mission crew conducted subject matter expert exchanges on more than 100 topics with Nicaraguan counterparts. Collaboration efforts included a medical symposium at the Regional Governors Building that focused on diabetes, nutrition and childhood asthma, as well as a Preventive Medicine Health Fair at Colegio Moravo Juan Amos Comenius focusing on oral hygiene and early childhood cavity prevention.

Comfort’s next mission stop is in Colon, Panama. The CP-15 medical team will establish medical outreach sites at Centro Educativo Porfirio Melendez, Centro Educativo Dr. Augusto Samuel Boyd, and Instituto Benigno Jimenez Garay. In addition, CBMU 202 has planned civic-assistance projects at the Centro Medico Patricia Duncan and Centro Educativo Porfirio Melendez.

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