Ghanaian Peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) Ghanaian Battalion 9 (GHANBATT 9) on Tuesday 23 November 2021 embarked on a medical outreach, donation and health talk at the South Sudan’s People Defence Forces (SSPDF) 4th Infantry Division Headquarters in Rubkona, Bentiu.
The medical outreach as well as veterinary assistance forms part of the Battalion’s Civil Military Corporation (CIMIC) activities which seeks to build good relations and offer assistance to the local populace within GHANBATT’s Area of Operation.
The outreach was aimed at providing medical care for military personnel and their families within the barracks of SSPDF 4th Infantry Division. It also extended to some civilians who had relocated close to the Barracks because of the recent floods.
A total of about 250 people comprising soldiers and civilians with various ailments were attended to under general medical consultation, lab examination and health education provided by the GHANBATT medical staff. The Veterinary Team additionally treated about 80 ruminants against various diseases at the Local Assembly Cattle Camp in Rubkona.
Prior to the outreach, the GHANBATT team led by the Commanding Officer (CO), Lt Col Michael Mfum, donated assorted medical supplies which included painkillers, cough mixtures, multivitamins, hand sanitizers and nose masks to the Infantry Division. He assured them of GHANBATT’s commitment to work to attain the mission of UNMISS.
The 4th Infantry Division Commander, Maj Gen John Maluit Wic Gatyang who received the items on behalf of his troops expressed his appreciation to the CO and the entire Battalion for the kind gesture.