Many health care facilities in developing nations receive donated equipment they cannot use.
Non-profits and individuals often donate equipment that these medical facilities cannot utilize due to unstable electricity. Equipment also goes unused because it breaks down and these facilities do not have the means to repair the equipment.
“When you have supply-side-driven donations, you end up with a lot of junk”. Mark Shrime, research director of the Global Surgery and Social Change program at Harvard Medical School (Beck).
More tools are not always the solution for health care facilities in areas of need. Equipment that works within the conditions and resources of the local community are what make a difference. By understanding the community’s capabilities, we can begin to see what resources medical facilities in these areas have the capacity to operate. Community condition and resources also provide insight into whether or not medical facilities can use equipment that requires high maintenance.
Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions provides products that require little maintenance and provide stable solar power. Durability and sustainability are vital for areas that have few resources. We believe we meet these challenges through our cold chain solutions. Below are how two of our products can be utilized for health care facilities in developing nations:
The Solar ColdBox is an industrial-grade, portable, solar-powered cold storage mini-warehouse that provides a completely renewable power source, refrigeration and freezing capacity, as well as water and ice production by utilizing molecules from the air and the power of the sun.
The sheer size of the Solar ColdBox provides the opportunity to store large quantities of blood, medicines and other vital medical resources that require cold storage. The Solar ColdBox ensures these medical supplies are not vulnerable to unstable electricity.
The Solar PowerPak is a solar power converting station that collects solar energy and converts it to usable AC power for use with virtually any electric device.
This device has the resources to power everything from a small home to an entire hospital. Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions can adapt this product to suit the needs of the facility. Stable electricity through solar power can radically change a medical facilities ability to utilize other donated equipment and provide more robust care for the community.
To see medical facilities in developing nations thrive, we must equip them with resources that align with their needs. We believe our products provide non-profits with the type of resources that can support medical facilities in developing nations. Low maintenance, high durability and sustainable solar power make our products key assets for medical facilities seeking to provide greater care to their community.
Beck, Melinda. “The Challenge of Health-Care Innovation in Developing Nations.” The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, 25 Sept. 2016. Web. 18 July 2017.