SHELLBE PROJECT STARTED FROM A NECESSITY: TO ESTABLISH HEALTH SERVICES IN UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS
To ensure a comprehensive health care in the countryside and in the more sparsely populated areas has been always a challenge. If there are no roads or they are of poor conditions, the travel to the nearest doctor or the nearest pharmacy for many rural residents is too long especially when they are weakened by illness. Devastated countries are certainly overwhelmed when it comes to providing medical care due to natural disasters or wars, as all at once they have a big challenge to treat many victims and refugees. The acute demand for help should be met locally.
THE PREVIOUS SOLUTION: SURGERY IN TENTS
Aid organizations already operate dispensaries on trucks, or tents as mobile hospitals. This means a huge amount of money. Much of these mobile “Hospitals” operating rooms will be in tents, which, in terms of germs and particle protection, provide only simple hygiene; and it’s not enough.
Just think about Ebola in 2014, or Covid-19 emergency in 2020: metropolitan areas have no facilities for bio-hazard disease.
There is a big gap between the quality standards in traditional hospitals and mobile hospitals. Technically, this should’t be the case. Shellbe’s target is to provide a viable, practical solution.