Rapidly Deployable Containerized Medical Clinic for Refugee Settings

Elena Van Hove, Cody Van Cleve, Alexander Mobley, Samantha Janko, Asa Plum, Alberto Zamudio, Justin Schmaltz, Jamie Nollette, Jessy Hampton, Nathan G. Johnson

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Abstract

Forcibly displaced populations face unique and varied challenges to accessing basic needs such as water, healthcare, education, food, and energy. Refugee populations may live in a remote or urban area, and in settings that may begin with intentions of being temporary yet transition to semi-permanent or permanent living with limited planning for infrastructure needs. Rapidly deployable containerized systems provide a modular solution to these diverse conditions of refugee contexts. In this paper we present the design of a 40' combined healthcare, water, and power container for humanitarian aid and disaster relief applications. We also present results from deploying the turnkey solution to complement a rural off-grid healthcare center in the Ayilo II settlement of Northern Uganda. The healthcare unit supports a population of 18,000 and receives nearly 200 refugee and local patients daily. Medical services are supported by an integrated power and water system within the container.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728173887
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 29 2020
Event10th Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2020 - Virtual, Seattle, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2020Nov 1 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2020

Conference

Conference10th Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Seattle
Period10/29/2011/1/20

Keywords

  • containerized
  • disaster relief
  • healthcare
  • off-grid
  • power
  • refugee
  • water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Development
  • Health(social science)

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