Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Distinquished Guests Visit, Volunteer Work in Dominican Republic Continues

Distinguished Guests and Project HOPE Staff in Dominican Republic Visit with Volunteers onboard the USNS Comfort

Tuesday, April 28 We had more distinguished visitors aboard the Comfort today, including the Ambassador of Ecuador, Jose VillacaƱas, representatives of the Order of the Knights of Malta – who have supported Project HOPE’s land-based operations in the Dominican Republic since 1996, and many staff and volunteers from the HOPE office in Santo Domingo.

Commodore Lineberry greeted the delegation in the CASREC. Dr. Knaster answered the Ambassador’s questions. The visitors were able to see the entire hospital and capped off their visit with a group photo on the flight deck.

Meanwhile, the Hopies continued their great work treating patients at several sights on the beach as well as on board.

As of April 27, Project HOPE volunteers and their Navy Counterparts have
· Treated 4,658 patients
· Total educational interactions 1,369
in the Dominican Republic


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