AL HOL CAMP, Syria – “I never expected that I would be in this situation and suffer so much,” 18-year-old Khadeeja told a UNFPA health worker in the Al-Hol Camp in northeastern Syria, where some 75,000 people have sought refuge from the mounting tensions in their hometowns. More than 90 per cent of the camp’s residents are women and girls.
In the past weeks Hospitainer and Greenlink have installed two clinics in Guainia department in Colombia. These clinics are the start of the healthy villages-program in Colombia. Health facilities where the community can be treated, children can be vaccinated and where pregnant mothers come for antenatal care.
Desa Emas (Golden Villages) is an organisation founded by President Joko Widodo with the goal to help villages in Indonesia to develop infrastructure by assisting both in turnkey projects and in the spending of the funds that the villages receive yearly from the government for this purpose. The goal is to uplift the standard of living in villages.
You know Hospitainer as the social enterprise which is providing health care solutions in relief situations, e.g. after a natural disaster like an earthquake or in contexts of (post) conflict, like Syria.
Two years ago we started to work in Colombia as well. Together with the Dutch government and other Dutch enterprises, we support the Colombian government to improve the living conditions in rural areas.
Hospitainer has partnered with the UNFPA in an effort to provide care to the women and children of war-torn countries by providing a safe environment where women can give birth. Together with our partners in the region we are currently conducting user training of both our Maternitainer as well as a fully capable CEmOC (Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care) unit.
After arrival in Mogadishu, Somalia, a Hospitainer surgical hospital has been successfully installed within 5 days. In total the project took les then 6 weeks from signing the contract to the first surgery.
The beginning of a new year makes you look back at what the past year has given to you. Some of you might wonder what has happened with Hospitainer in 2018. We delivered multiple 50-bed hospitals, dental clinics, maternity units and mobile surgical units. Read more -->
This video shows what a clinic means to a whole community. One of our aims is to focus on the rehabilitation stage of a country that is struck by conflicts. This woman explains exactly what this is and what it means to the people who are slowly coming back to their hometown. Astonishing to hear that in this one clinic, more than 25.000 people are able to receive daily medical help.
For the Ministry of Health in an African country we delivered four Maternitainers. These are mobile 20ft container units on a truck. The delivery included training to local staff in use of the medical equipment and technical maintenance of the Maternitainer. These field hospitals will be used for medical services to women and as primary health clinics in rural areas.
For the Middle East we delivered 2 dental units. These mobile health units are situated in a 20ft container on a truck. This 20ft medical container is designed to perform general oral health care such as extraction of teeth, scaling and root planing, endodontic root canal treatment and preventative measures for gum diseases.
At the end of last year Hospitainer moved to its new facilities in Vaassen. Just outside of Apeldoorn. There we have 2 large warehouses of 2100m2 for storage and construction of our mobile hospitals.
WHO and UNFPA scale up trauma and emergency obstetric response capacity to safe guard lives of newly displaced families from west Mosul
Hospitainer provided 14 maternitainers to UNFPA Iraq. Great to see that through this collaboration we are able to serve the people in need in West Mosul.
Last week local staff in Jordan was trained for deploying and using a Hospitrailer in the 'The Berm'. The Berm is a strip of desert at the border of Syria and Jordan where thousands of Syrian refugees are trapped between a war and a country they cannot enter.
“The RHSC is a strong partnership between organizations with different kind of backgrounds. These partnerships will add value to the work of Hospitainer and will help us accomplish more, collectively, than we could otherwise do on our own”, says Rolof Mulder. (CEO of Hospitainer)
Hospitainer provides 7 new medical containers that will be used alongside previously delivered containers, on a larger ship. The medical facilities will be used by one of the largest NGOs worldwide, to treat hundreds of refugees who tried to make the perilous crossing to Europe, risking their lives.
Hospitainer provided UNFPA with a mobile hospital in a 40ft container, for treatment of refugees in ‘the Berm’. UNFPA will use the mobile hospital for surgery, deliveries, C-sections and other needed healthcare in the refugee camps.
In close collaboration with one of the largest relief organizations worldwide, Hospitainer provided a five truck mobile surgical hospital. These hospitainers will accommodate lifesaving emergency surgery and other medical care for victims of the war in and around Mosul, in northern Iraq.
Hospitainer trained UN and NGO staff on how to use the Maternitainer trucks for the Refugees fleeing from Mosul, Iraq. Pregnant women and victims of sexual violence dearly need a safe and private place to deliver and be treated.
Vulnerable groups in a society are very often the biggest victims of a conflict. This is also the case in countries like Iraq and Syria where conflicts threaten women and children in their everyday life, at home or in refugee camps. The vulnerable situation of these women and children is the reason why Hospitainer came up with the idea of a Maternitainer.
With this 50 Bed Mobile Hospital pilgrims could quickly be treated on site for a variaty of medical complications: dehydration, open wounds, breathing problems, etc. The medical staff could provide treatment to patients in an airconditioned and fully functional mobile hospital.
The Hospivessel is a sailing emergency hospital. A basic set-up includes an operation theatre, pre- and post- operation room, sterilization and a central lobby for reception, triage and storage. Different other modules can be used or added, like X-ray, pharmacy, ophthalmology, examination rooms and much more.
Hospitainer is invited to attend the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Rolof mulder is attending the global discussions at the summit. Our products are presented at the fair. Feel free to visit us.
The Ship Bourbon Argos and Phoenix rescued over 2.200 people within one month. A Hospitianer Treatment center is installed on the Bourbon Argos. The center is used to give first aid to the rescued people.
Hospitainer installes in 3 days medical units (Hospivessel) on the Bourbon Argos. Several containers have been fixed on the deck so the boat is equipped with an emergency room, an observation and consultation room, a dressing/consultation room, sanitation, storage and morgue.
Demonstration of quality innovations in emergency aid and reconstruction after disaster in the Port of Amsterdam
After 3 years, the results of the ambitious collaboration S(P)EEDKITS will be shown to the press at the campus of De Mobiele Fabriek in the Port of Amsterdam on the 14th of April at 16.00.
Date event: April 14 at 16.00
Location: Campus De Mobiele Fabriek, Papierweg 5, 1013 BL Amsterdam
Contact for interviews: Verele de Vreede (Waste) 0642229822
For the research project S(p)eedkits we are testing a prototype of the Instant Deployable Coordination Centre.
Three Ebola laboraties are now installed and operational in Sierra Leone and Liberia
The Hospitainer Ebola Units arrived in Sierra Leone. The units are used by the Lion Heart Foundation as part of the Ebola crisis response.
Lees hier het NOS verslag over het vertrek van de Karel Doorman naar Sierra Leone.
De schok was groot toen twee Nederlandse artsen in Sierra Leone besmet leken met ebola. Gelukkig was het vals alarm en kunnen Nick Swinkels en Erdi Huizenga door waarmee ze bezig waren: zich inzetten voor de gezondheidszorg in Afrika. Want juist nu is er veel hulp nodig. Erdi is al teruggegaan naar Sierra Leone en Nick vertrekt over een paar weken, met een mobiel hospitaal.
6 november vertrekt het marineschip de Karel Doorman geladen met medische containers naar het getroffen Ebola gebied. De medische containers zullen dienen als mobiele klinieken en test laboratoria voor besmette patiënten.
We are very proud to announce that we have won the award for Best Company of Apeldoorn (Category Rabobank Starter)! We had the privilege to share our passion for our work. We are elected by the jury and audience!
In May 2014, Hospitainer has installed a clean room in Corsica. In this unit the hospital can prepare and dispose dangerous medicine and other biohazardous and medical waste.
Surgery and investigation of sex crimes possible inside Maternitainer.
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UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimenhin inspects the new Hospitainer delivery room in Palo
In the first week of December a mobile Hospital (build out of shipping containers) is send to the worst-hit area of the Philippines to bring medical relief to the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan. The hospital is transported by plane and boat to the disaster area.
Hospitainer is one of the key partners in an EU financed FP7 project together with 14 other European partners. Hospitainer will design and test new container solutions with the partners in the area of health, waterpurification, biogas and ICT/telecom.
Almost one month after the earthquake, a Hospitainer was installed . It functions as an orthopedic hospital and is equipped with a C-bow X-ray.
Packing the Hospitainer took 2 days. Shipping over sea took 2 weeks, building up in Haïti took 2,5 days including installation of the water tower.