Clinic In A Can

Health
9:00 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

From Wichita To Liberia, A Local Effort To Curb Ebola Epidemic

A fully-functioning clinic is displayed at Clinic in a Can in Wichita
Sean Sandefur

Original Air Date 9-29-14

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now claimed the lives of close to 3,000 people. The Center for Disease Control estimates that rates of infection will eclipse a million people by January of next year. A Wichita organization that turns shipping containers into medical clinics is trying to do its part to help keep those numbers from growing. 

 

Matt Hamer of Clinic in a Can unlatches the doors of what, on the outside, appears to be a pearly white shipping container.

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Health
12:19 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

'Clinic In A Can' Headed To Haiti In August

A self-contained portable medical clinic will be sent to Haiti this August. The non-profit organization Hospitals of Hope began the program Clinic In A Can in 2005 to serve those without access to basic medical care.

Ten shipping containers have been converted to these portable mini-hospitals and have been sent to places such as New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, West Africa and Sudan.

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