The East African Community militaries commenced a week-long Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) in the Republic of Tanzania.
The exercise aims to extend medical assistance to the region's community with diverse medical conditions.
Since the onset of the CIMIC week, more than 300 people have benefitted from the military doctors' free medical services, including those from the Kenyan contingent stationed at the Kibaha Coastal Region Hospital in Dar es Salaam.
Expectant mothers and children are among the major beneficiaries of the exercise that is scheduled to end on September September 1, 2022.
The CIMIC exercise is a rotational event among the EAC member states to enhance regional integration.
It is held under the spirit of the EAC Protocol on Cooperation in Defence Affairs, whose four pillars include military training, joint operations, technical cooperation, visits and exchange of information.
This year's event is organised in line with celebrations to mark the 4th Armed Forces Day Tanzania on September 1, 2022.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.