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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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