Programs and events
August 25, 2012
American and Chadian Soldiers Join Forces in the Fight Against AIDS
The American Embassy’s Acting Defense Attaché, Major Robert J. Johanek, presented a shipment of medicines, drugs, test kits and other materials -- worth nearly one million francs CFA -- to medical authorities at N'djamena's Military Hospital on Thursday morning, August 23. The drugs and supplies will be used in the hospital’s HIV/AIDS wing, to help sick soldiers combat certain debilitating illnesses linked to the disease (often referred to as ‘opportunistic infections’). The Chadian Defense Ministry’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Coordinator, Colonel Andrinkaye Allao Dounia, thanked the American Embassy for the donation, noting: "AIDS is a global menace, and we appreciate the helping hand that the U.S. Department of Defense’s gift of medical supplies is giving us to fight and control the deadly disease."