The 3 Delays

Conventionally, there are three delays in receiving healthcare:

 

Delay in the decision to seek care due to: previous poor care, poor understanding of risk factors, acceptance of maternal health, or financial implications.

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What we do:

Previous poor care: Many choose not to go to the hospital because the previous journeys to the hospital have been painful and long, which can exacerbate medical conditions. People have also heard of and seen friends have serious complications along the way. Our ambulance creates a safer option, and a better reputation around local medical systems by offering local inexpensive transport.

Financial Implications: By offering a less expensive product, NGOs, communities and emergency services can afford a vehicle to use for emergency services and mobile health clinics.

Delay in reaching care due to: distance to clinics, availability and cost of transportation, poor roads, or geography. *Our Primary Focus.

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What we do:

Distance to clinics: Creating a vehicle that utilizes the cheapest, most common and fastest means of travel in the areas we are working.

Availability and cost of transportation: Offering a trailer that is less than the cost of a motorcycle, and improves the usage of them.

Poor roads and geography: Our trailer has a robust suspension system that has been testing in a variety of conditions, including varying speeds, inclines and weather conditions.


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Delay in receiving care due to: poor facilities and lack of medical supplies, inadequately trained/motivated staff, or inadequate referral system.

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What we do:

Lack of medical supplies: The Okoa ambulance has a versatile inside that can be used to cheaply transport medical supplies. Now, clinics can use our ambulance in the downtime to collect medication and blood samples.