WICHITA, Kansas – Clinic in a Can, a Wichita-based organization, announced they’re raising money to help with the outbreak of Ebola.
Clinics can be built to run off of an existing grid or to fully run off of solar energy, allowing for deployment in any rural or urban environment. They are currently running a crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo to raise $30,000.
This money will go toward converting and outfitting one 20-foot shipping container into a medical clinic to be shipped Monrovia, Liberia to help with the Ebola crisis.
Additional funds raised will go toward outfitting the container to run off of solar power, and start toward the construction of additional clinics for Liberia.
“Our clinics are a great solution to a lot of the problems facing aid workers dealing with the Ebola epidemic” said Matt Hamer, Missions and Communications Coordinator with Clinic in a Can. “Because they are self-contained units, they can limit the amount of potential exposures to the virus during exams and treatment. By raising the money before sending the clinics, we can make sure that clinics get to areas that are the hardest hit and might not be able to afford buying them outright.”
Clinic in a Can began in 2002 as a project focusing on areas that have limited access to medical care, and has already sent clinics to Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Haiti, The Philippines, and South Sudan.
Donations for the clinic can be given at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/clinic-in-a-can/x/8688468 through October 19th.
All donations are tax-deductible.