Syria: Mobile hospital provides critical health services to people in Aleppo – UN OCHA
Syria’s once most populous city, Aleppo, has been particularly affected by ongoing conflict and insecurity since 2012. The access to and the availability of the city’s health-care facilities are now extremely limited. As the conflict enters its sixth year, demand for health-care services has grown exponentially, especially for infants and pregnant women.
The Hospitainer – this is how the mobile hospital is known – was introduced to provide an immediate solution to extend basic surgical capacity in Aleppo. Built in a 40-foot shipping container, the mobile hospital contains an operating theatre, a sterilization cabin, and pre- and post-operation theatre rooms.