The Cost of Healthcare Delivery
The provision of healthcare to most developing world communities, be they urban, rural, mountainous or tropical bush land (jungle), can most effectively be delivered through mobile and/or networked primary and emergency care venues.
These are preferable to traditional large, complex, concrete hospitals that are expensive, hard to access, complicated to negotiate, and for most developing world citizens, difficult to reach. Billions of developing world citizens live outside of the bustling urban cities and would be best served by small, well equipped, primary care health stations linked in a functional network with one another throughout a nation’s populated land mass.
This network of primary care health stations can be built and stocked quickly and inexpensively. Maintenance, in terms of up-keep, medications, supplies and healthcare personnel, can be achieved through collaborative relationships with larger healthcare, corporate and/or faith-based partners to ensure the appropriate continuum of care.
The “hard-to-reach” foothill, dessert, tropical forest or rural countryside communities and villages can most appropriately be reached and serviced by “Mobile Health Units” that can access these distant, isolated, sparsely populated regions and provide the needed preventive and diagnostic care efficiently and inexpensively. These Mobile Health Units make distant rural as well as overcrowded urban healthcare follow-up a reality.
“Miracles on Wheels” is what these units can provide in many parts of the world.