20 January 2011

Hospital in a Box ~ Dr Seyi Oyesola @ TEDGlobal

See here Dr Seyi Oyesola speaking at TED about health care in emerging market countries, the incentives for the talent diaspora, and his practical action project, the Hospital in a Box,...
"...common, survivable ailments and injuries -- burns, trauma, heart attacks -- kill thousands of Africans each year because basic medical care can be so hard to get. To help bring surgical care to every region of the continent, Oyesola co-developed CompactOR, or the "Hospital in a Box": a portable medical system that contains anesthetic and surgical equipment. The operating suite is light enough to be dropped into inaccessible zones by helicopter, and can be powered by solar panels."

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