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Public Health Preparedness

Due to terrorism, public health preparedness has been on the forefront of political agendas and national discussions. Pubic health preparedness includes having stockpiles of hospitals, medication and vaccines to cure people of deathly diseases such as smallpox. However, public health is more than the preparation for extreme conditions. Public health monitors, regulates and promotes the…
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Aftermath of Earthquakes in Chile and Solomon Islands

We all followed the news as disaster struck Chile and Solomon Islands. However, due to the other recent events, including almost 150 earthquakes in Oklahoma in one month, and crimes including a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school, the current status of Chile and Solomon Island may have been overlooked. Chile’s 8.2 earthquake on…
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Mobile Hospital Delivery Options

Do you need a mobile hospital and medical equipment? Does the mobile hospital have to be set-up quickly to respond to an emergency? Do you require a mobile hospital with unusual shipping requirements? Whether your mission location is Mount Everest, the Jordan Valley or anywhere in-between, BLU-MED can deliver to you quickly. Mobile hospital and…
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Prepping for a Natural Disaster or Emergency: Food and Water Storage

There are approximately 300 – 400 natural disasters each year. A report by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters showed that between 2002 and 2011 there were 124.5 million victims of natural disasters worldwide. It is a alarming thought, but 1 person in 25 has been affected by a natural disaster or…
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Ebola Outbreak Response Leads to WHO Reforms

The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged that the group struggled to confront the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and she unveiled a set of reforms aimed at improving the agency’s response to large-scale medical disasters. The most deadly Ebola outbreak in history has killed more than 8,600 people, most of them in Liberia, Guinea…
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BLU-MED Mobile Hospital Deployable In Kenya by AmeriCares

A BLU-MED mobile field hospital was recently set up by AmeriCares in Kenya at the new Kambioos Refugee Camp. Once it becomes operational, the hospital is expected to provide surgical and recovery capability for pediatric and maternity patients from the local Somalian refugee population. The hospital is expected to be utilized for several years until…
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BLU-MED Medical Facility Set Up In Utah To Test Preparedness

Uintah Basin, Utah May 2013 The State of Utah owns several BLU-MED mobile medical facilities as part of a state-wide emergency preparedness plan. One of the BLU-MED medical shelters was recently set up in the rural area of Uintah Basin to test medical surge preparedness and the ability to withstand the downdraft of medical service…
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30,000 Syrians Treated In BLU-MED Field Hospital

  In the five months since it opened, the UAE's mobile field hospital in Mafraq on Jordan's border with Syria has treated more than 30,000 patients. The mobile medical system has cared for up to 600 refugees a day, many with war wounds that have festered for months. The UAE Red Crescent had been working…
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BLU-MED Responds To Help Superstorm Sandy Victims

Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services rapidly put their BLU-MED deployable medical facilities into action following the devastation of Super Storm Sandy. The portable hospital served local residents near the John F. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in Yaphank, New York throughout the month of November.  The medical shelter system includes field hospital beds with…
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Indonesian President, Australian PM Tour BLU-MED Mobile Hospital

Kirkland, WA July 3, 2012 Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard toured Royal Darwin Hospital's mobile medical facility during a recent leadership summit. The meeting provided an opportunity for the two countries to focus on long-term economic development and cooperation. Australia's National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre in Darwin…
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BLU-MED Mobile Clinics Deployed in Tanzania

The Center for Disease Control in Tanzania recently deployed a mobile clinic for use at Tanzania National World's AIDS Day activities in Shinyanga. The BLU-MED Response Systems facility, operated by IntraHealth International Inc., consists of two portable shelters, each providing 48 square meters of floor space. One of the shelters was used for HIV counseling…
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Napolitano and Nixon Tour St. John’s Mercy Field Hospital in Joplin

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon toured St. John's Mercy field hospital in Joplin Thursday, June 9. The DMAT hospital, available through federal funds, is being used until a temporary hospital can be put into place. Secretary Napolitano praised Mercy physicians and co-workers for their quick response to the…
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Missouri DMAT Mobilizes BLU-MED Hospital to Joplin

Considered the deadliest tornado in the U.S. since record keeping began in 1950, the EF-5 with 200 mph winds killed over 130 persons and injured more than 900. About one-third of the town of Joplin remains in complete ruins, with the preliminary damage report showing approximately 7,000 homes destroyed, hundreds more damaged, and a total…
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BLU-MED Hospital Deployed For Chile Earthquake Relief

AmeriCares has deployed a BLU-MED Response Systems mobile field hospital to provide maternal and child health services in Chile in the aftermath of February's 8.8 magnitude earthquake. The 50-bed transitional facility is located on the grounds of the Angol Hospital, one of more than 20 hospitals damaged by the earthquake. AmeriCares has provided the field…
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AmeriCares Purchases BLU-MED Hospital For China Earthquake

This past weekend, AmeriCares, a nonprofit international relief organization, delivered a deployable field hospital to China's devastated city of Qingchuan, where health concerns remain acute following last months deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake. The portable, durable 15-bed hospital will serve as the interim Rural Health Center in the Sichuan Basin where the earthquake has killed thousands and…
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