African Lion 2022: A Moroccan-US military delegation visits Taliouine field surgical hospital
A senior delegation of the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and the US Army visited Monday, the surgical field hospital deployed in the commune of Taliouine (province of Taroudant), on the sidelines of the ongoing African Lion 2022 exercise.
Upon arrival at the hospital site, the delegation led by Lieutenant General Belkhir El Farouk, Inspector General of the FAR and Commander of the Southern Zone, and US Major General Michael J. Turley were briefed on the objectives of this medical initiative, the human resources mobilized for the success of the operation, the type of services provided to the local population, and the number of beneficiaries.
The deployment of this hospital, which mobilizes medical teams from the FAR and the US Army, is part of the side humanitarian activities of the joint Moroccan-US exercise African Lion 2022.
The field hospital, operational from June 13 to June 30, provides medical and surgical services to the local population. Medicines and corrective glasses are offered to patients free of charge.
The field hospital, which provides services to the local and neighboring population, is supervised by 151 Moroccan and US medical staff, 110 supporting staff, and 11 social workers of the FAR, who offer services related to education and mother and child health.
“African Lion 2022” is a combined joint exercise held each year by the FAR and the US Armed Forces.
This year’s edition (June 20-30) sees the participation of 10 African and international countries, including Morocco and the United States, as well as some 20 military observers from partner countries. The exercise is taking place in the regions of Agadir, Benguerir, Kenitra, Mahbes, Taroudant and Tantan.