“Disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. The ability to respond even in the most remote areas is essential for effective emergency response. With the acute phase of disaster response measured in just hours – that brief window of opportunity when most lives can be saved and life-threatening issues contained – speed of deployment is critical.”

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Natural disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) are increasing worldwide, affecting over 215 million people per year on average. This risk is increasing as a result of war, terrorism, general population growth and industrialization with low-income countries being the most-often affected due to their vulnerability to hazards and resource scarcity that limits the capacity to prepare and respond.

Immediate to short-term medical response represents one of the greatest challenges to a communities in disaster situations.  Rescuers and field medical personnel must often provide care to large numbers of casualties in a setting of limited resources, damaged infrastructure, inadequate communication and great personal risk. Effective response is often beyond the capability of the immediately available human and material resources.

Portable medical clinics play a critically important role in disaster response; from natural calamities like hurricanes and flooding, to outbreaks of disease and violent conflicts. The MediCart is a primary driver for reducing the human life consequence of disaster and helping survivors recover more quickly.

Natural Disasters –  2000-2015

Disaster Type Occurrences Total Deaths Injured Homeless Affected Total damage ($)
Note: “Affected” category includes individuals who were affected but not left injured or homeless by disasters.Source: Guha-Sapir D, Below R, Hoyois PH. EM-DAT: International Disaster Database. Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. Retrieved Sept. 24, 2014, from http://www.emdat.be.

Earth

527

466,222

1,330,901

11,544,655

96,728,766

270,821,063,000

Earthquakes

415

464,872

1,329,635

11,279,440

94,765,491

269,846,594,000

Mudslides

24

685

125

149,215

87,417

506,600,000

Volcanic activity

88

665

1,141

116,000

1,875,858

467,869,000

Wildfires

180

911

5,234

60,262

2,155,883

30,065,867,000

Extreme Weather

503

160,315

2,059,711

348,617

109,051,279

65,249,550,000

Avalanche

34

1,517

276

6,640

12,593

50,000,000

Cold waves

190

10,447

1,833,672

233,000

8,867,912

5,101,134,000

Heat waves

99

143,076

113,390

0

112,842

13,382,859,000

Severe winter conditions

62

3,569

16,029

5,247

80,782,153

23,960,200,000

Winter storm/blizzard

118

1,706

96,344

103,730

19,275,779

22,755,357,000

Water

2,572

334,846

311,492

17,070,727

1,404,106,697

628,796,808,000

Tsunami

22

247,836

49,343

1,033,559

1,804,657

220,605,500,000

Flood and storm surge

2,550

87,010

262,149

16,037,168

1,402,302,040

408,191,308,000

Wind

920

183,946

192,010

5,271,188

365,099,629

592,140,453,000

Hurricanes

799

182,232

176,671

5,094,208

364,324,640

514,595,117,000

Tornadoes

121

1,714

15,339

176,980

774,989

77,545,336,000

Total

4,702

1,146,240

3,899,348

34,295,449

1,977,142,254

1,587,073,741,000

Logistics and Disaster Response

The World's most portable medical clinic. Designed for disaster zones, mass casualty incidents and difficult to reach places. Inexpensive and effective for treating medical emergencies in disaster situations.Disaster response carries an understandably large and yet unquestionably necessary expense. Human lives are at stake, so logistics efficiency and timeliness is deeply vital.

However, those aspects of disaster response can require quite the cost. Several studies have estimated that around 80 percent of disaster response funds are spent on logistics, making this area one of the most expensive aspects of disaster response. Logistics efficiency or lack thereof makes a dramatic difference in not only the cost of responding to a disaster event, but also in the aid organization’s ability to provide augmented or additional help.

When planning logistics for a relief effort, the field hospital should be capable of supplying two features that are important for efficient disaster response:

Portability: It’s often very difficult to predict the comprehensive need for victims of a disaster, so response facilities must be adaptable to provide the most effectual support. A portable field hospital is ideal, since it can be easily relocated to areas of the greatest need, thus reducing lead times and ensuring more timely care for victims.

Versatility: Disasters almost never result in a single event or issue; there are usually consequential events that require emergency response or resources, and field hospitals need to be versatile in order to address them sufficiently. With buildings that can be easily moved or adjusted, rapid access to additional or new resources (such as medicine, special machines, or personnel), and systems that can be flexible to their environment, versatile field hospitals can be most effective.

Fast and Effective Front-Line Deployment in Difficult Situations

MediCart: The World's Most Transportable and Cost Effective Portable Medical Clinic. Designed for disaster relief, rural healthcare and primary healthcare in rugged environments. According to the World Health Organization, a field hospital responding to disaster needs to be operational within 24 hours of the event, have sufficient services to meet medical needs, and offer technology that can be operated by national health personnel.

The MediCart:

  • Is compact in size
  • Is rapidly deployable
  • Works self-sufficiently
  • Can be easily transported to remote, isolated areas and regions
  • Can be human transported (transported by bicycle, motorcycle, inflatable boat etc)
  • Provides secure accommodation and storage for technicians / relief workers etc
  • Can be operated in clusters during mass casualty situations
  • Is versatile
  • Is extremely low cost

MediCart Project

The world's only fully (human) transportable, off-road, self-contained medical clinic in a box. Providing a solution to the issue of managing rural healthcare needs in a cost efficient, effective manner. Particularly suitable for low density rural communities and hard-to-reach locations.

Contact Info

  • 401 E. 1st St Suite 1868 Sanford, FL 32772. United States of America
  • (321)465 4120

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