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Martha McGowen

Resumo da Biografia newborn_babys_fist-1000x667.jpgSometimes it is easy for us to take for granted our access to even basic health care in the United States. We enjoy the luxury associated with even simple medical care like pain medicine and Neosporine as well as the capability to get casts for broken braches and stitches for gaping injuries. Unfortunately, in many developing countries, the medical care is limited both in the quality of the therapy as well as the number of facilities that can supply treatment. Sadly, as a result, many people pass away needlessly before they are able to receive also basic medical treatment. At the JFK Memorial Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia, a person limped into the emergency room. He lived in a remote part of Liberia and had gotten bit by a poisonous snake while working in a field. Since no proper medical clinic was close by, he first visited the witch doctor who basically just applied manure to his leg. After his leg only got worse rather than better, he walked two days to the hospital for treatment. By the time he arrived, his leg was therefore swollen that he could barely walk. He desperately needed the proper anti-venom to counter-act the poison that had already worked its way through his body. He had been immediately treated for the snake attack but he needed to have the lower-leg that had turned gangrene amputated. Because in his culture he would be viewed as worthless if he did not have his leg he would rather die than have his lower-leg amputated. His condition worsened and he died hours later. It is heartbreaking experiences like this that inspired the medical mission nonprofit based in Wichita, Kansas, Hospitals of Hope, to get an innovative and practical way to provide the essential medical care that is needed around the world. One of the most exciting ways they work to prevent unnecessary deaths and give quality medical care is with the Clinic in a May program. Clinic in a Cans are self-contained medical clinics built in 40-foot shipping containers that can be sent nearly anywhere in the world, creating an instant, fully-equipped medical clinic. The typical Clinic in a Can consists of two exam rooms, a laboratory, and a mechanical room with a generator and water system. The generator and water system permit the clinic function and be sent nearly anywhere and not be dependent on nearby electricity or water supply. Treatment centers have also been modified to contain a teeth room, a radiology suite, or even a surgical suite. A total of ten container clinics have already been sent to Haiti and South Sudan. Look at my web blog :: clinic near me