Hospitainer Maternity Unit
The Hospitainer maternity is a medical unit in a 20ft container that can be deployed as a stand-alone unit or as part of a bigger medical structure. The 20ft shipping container is transformed into a medical facility with extremely robust characteristics. The Hospitainer maternity consists of a waiting area, treatment/delivery area and a recovery area . The Hospitainer Maternity has a toilet and shower and comes fully packed with consumables, medicines and equipment.
The Hospitainer maternity is designed to facilitate essential obstetric care and health services to victims of sexual violence. The Hospitainer maternity facilitates medical procedures such as removal of the placenta, exploration of the uterus, reparation of perineal tears, vacuum extraction, forceps delivery and partographic assessment of the labour progress.
For the victims of gender-based violence the Hospitainer maternity aims to provide treatment to injuries as well as post-exposure prophylactic treatment as prevention to sexual transmittable infections. Due to the multifunctional use of the Hospitainer maternity we hope that victims of sexual violence are more inclined to seek medical care since the care can be obtained in a ‘neutral’ environment avoiding possible moral and cultural stigmatization.
All necessary technical installations are delivered with the Hospitrailer, like an internal water purification system, water storage and energy supply through a generator. The Hospitainer Maternity unit is an autonomous unit that can be deployed independent of existing infrastructure.
The Hospitainer maternity is fully packed with basic medicines such as antibiotics, ergometrine, oxytocin, and analgesics in the form of pre-packaged kits adapted to the medical use. Basic equipment and furniture such as a delivery bed, bassinet, manual vacuum extractor, doppler apparatus, sphygmomanometer and resuscitators are also supplied. The configuration and content of the Hospitainer maternity can be changed upon request.
Why a Hospitainer Maternity Unit?
- Reduce maternal and infant mortality
- Neutral, hygienic and safe place for victims of sexual violence to access health services
For more information please contact Hospitainer.