Provided by U.S. Navy Department of Community Outreach
Lt. Amy Zucharo, a Gainesville, Virginia native who is a pediatrician stationed aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH19), listens to a child’s heart at Anislag Elementary School. Zucharo was at the school as part of a cooperative health engagement where Pacific Partnership 2016 personnel attached to Mercy and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines spent the day sharing information about health care, hygiene and nutrition. Participants also provided direct care services including optometry, dental care, physical therapy and veterinary care.
Pacific Partnership is visiting the Philippines for the seventh time since its first visit in 2006. Partner nations are working side-by-side with local military and non-government organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for a natural disaster or crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)