- Medical Clinic Development -
The South African healthcare system currently faces a number of difficulties, including the prevalence of preventable illnesses, poor infrastructure, a lack of medical professionals, a general lack of funding for rural communities, lengthy wait times, or expensive and frequently inaccessible healthcare. Many issues still exist despite continued efforts to reform the healthcare system through government initiatives like the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan.
Cape Town Initiative
The Christel House Foundation (CHF), which aims to transform the lives of underserved children, and The Lifeline Foundation (LLF) are working to establish and provide sustained support for a community health clinic next to one of CHF's education centers near Cape Town, South Africa. The proposed clinic will be run by licensed medical professionals, students, and trainees, with training materials drawn from some of the accredited curricula at the University of Cape Town to maintain and renew medical licenses.
Preliminary Medical Clinic Proposals
Modular Health Clinic
Modular health clinics would provide Christel House Foundation and the community healthcare in a semi-permanent structure equipped with: a general exam room; a negative pressure isolation unit; and nurse station with appropriate medical monitoring equipment.
Mobile Health Trailer
Mobile health clinic trailer would provide Christel House Foundation and the community healthcare in a semi-permanent structure and is equipped with: front and rear exam rooms; exam table; blood draw chair; washroom; hot water tank; AC units; and multiple storage options.
Motorized Health Clinic
Motorized medical clinic would provide Christel House Foundation and the community healthcare in a 37ft vehicle equipped with: front and rear exam rooms; reception location; two exam tables; two blood draw chairs; washroom; freshwater tanks; AC units; storage options; LED lighting; and a commercial diesel generator.