Thank you for supporting the West Virginia flood victims!
At least 25 people are confirmed dead and that toll may still rise. Thousands of people are displaced and even more without clean water in the third deadliest flood on record in West Virginia.
Heart to Heart International is deploying our mobile medical unit to help victims of the devastating floods. We are working with West Virginia Health Right, a free and charitable clinic providing medical and dental services to uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved low-income people.
HHI has provided medical product support to WV Health Right for many years. Yesterday afternoon, we shipped hygiene kits and sunscreen to the clinic, but now the need is even greater, especially for people unable to travel to a standing clinic for care. Our mobile medical unit allows doctors and nurses to reach and treat patients in great need.
The unit is a self-contained, state of the art, “clinic on wheels”. It’s capable of operating independently for 48-72 hours. The MMU weighs 8 tons and occupies a 20′ x 50′ footprint. The unit contains 3 non-ambulatory exam areas, 2 ambulatory patient care areas, and a mobile diagnostics center, among other features.
Our MMU is available nationwide in the lower 48 states.
UPDATE: HHI deployed it’s mobile medical unit (sponsored by the AbbVie Foundation) and partnered with West Virginia Health RightClinic (Charleston, WV) to provide medical support in response to the West Virginia flooding.
The team consisted of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and provided medicines, and medical supplies, including tetanus shots, to more than 175 residents and relief workers. Heart to Heart also provided essential supplies to those displaced from their homes including 2,500 blankets and 1,500 hygiene kits all provided by Johnson & Johnson.
As is HHI’s policy once the medical infrastructure was up and operational the Mobile Medical unit returned to Kansas City.
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West Virginia Health Right medical workers pose in front of the MMU.
AbbVie Foundation sponsored our Mobile Medical Unit, helping us stay for a week!
WV Health Right workers meet with local residents to provided shots & check-ups in the Mobile Medical Unit.Categories: Access to Healthcare , Disaster Response , General News