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Tanzania, U.S. personnel work together to restore sight | by US Army Africa
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Tanzania, U.S. personnel work together to restore sight

Approximately 150 citizens of Zanzibar, Tanzania, traveled to the Zanzibar Military Hospital in Bububu to receive free cataracts surgery in support of the Medical Readiness and Training Exercise (MEDRETE), a joint exercise to improve working relationships with Tanzanian and U.S. Army medical providers and provide medical services to citizens in need of treatment. Col. Darrel K. Carlton, a U.S. Army ophthalmologist and officer-in-charge of the Tanzanian MEDRETE, said the mission helps the Ministry of Health reduce cataract blindness in Tanzania because the number of patients far exceeds the number of ophthalmologists. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Sgt. Terysa M. King.)


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Taken on February 1, 2012