Containers 2 Clinics

Containers 2 Clinics (C2C) seeks to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates in the developing world by providing access to high-quality primary healthcare for women and children. We deploy shipping containers converted into clinics to low-resource areas and collaborate with local organizations and governments to provide clinical, laboratory, pharmacy and health education services. As a result, we create access to low-cost, basic health interventions during the critical months surrounding birth and the first five years of life when women and children are most vulnerable.
Jun 3, 2013

June 2013 Update

Friends & Supporters,

We are delighted to share with you some updates from Namibia!

Our newest clinic opened in February, 2013, and to date, we are excited to be able to report that we have served approximately 900 women and children.

Marie Elago, our Community Health Coordinator, whom we were able to hire due to your generous contributions, has continued to serve as a critical bridge between the community and the clinic. A nurse-midwife by training, Marie is working to identify the community’s greatest health needs.  She is looking forward to extending the reach of C2C’s clinic through community education, referrals for high-risk pregnancies, new mother support groups, and other community activities.

Marie is working alongside the doctors and nurses from the local Ministry of Health, and the C2C clinic is operating in close partnership with other public health facilities in the area.  C2C offers vital primary care services for women and children living in the DRC settlement, including HIV testing and child vaccinations, allowing patients to access preventative care and simple treatments quickly and easily and freeing up the public health system to focus on more complex care.

We can’t wait to share measurable results from our Community Health Education program with you – and the Ministry of Health – in the coming months! 

Thank you for sharing in our journey!

With Gratitude,

Jessica Thompson Somol

Executive Director

 

Mar 5, 2013

Exciting Updates from Namibia

In the DRC Settlement, Namibia
In the DRC Settlement, Namibia

Friends & Supporters,

 

As we begin to wrap up the first quarter of 2013, we are delighted to share with you some exciting updates from Namibia!

 

First, thanks to your generous contributions, C2C has hired Marie Elago, a Community Health Coordinator, to serve as a critical link between the clinic and the community. A nurse-midwife by training, Marie began working in February to identify the community’s greatest health needs.  She is excited to lead a staff of Community Health Workers (CHWs), who will extend the reach of C2C’s clinic through community education, referrals for high-risk pregnancies, new mother support groups, and other community activities.

 

We are also proud of our continued collaboration with the local Ministry of Health.  Our clinic will operate in close partnership with other public health facilities in the area.  C2C will offer vital primary care services for women and children living in the DRC settlement, including HIV testing and child vaccinations, allowing patients to access preventative care and simple treatments quickly and easily and freeing up the public health system to focus on more complex care.

 

We can’t wait to share measurable results from our Community Health Education program with you – and the Ministry of Health – in the coming months!  Namibia currently has no public facilities that employ CHWs, and the Ministry of Health is eagerly following our progress in order to inform their decisions about regional and national roll-out of similar programs.  We’re delighted to bring this best practice to Namibia – a  well-proven program that brings essential health services to the people who need them the most.

 

Thank you for sharing in our journey!

 

With Gratitude,

Jessica Thompson Somol

Executive Director

Mar 5, 2013

Exciting Updates from Namibia

Friends & Supporters,

As we begin to wrap up the first quarter of 2013, we are delighted to share with you some exciting updates from Namibia!

First, thanks to your generous contributions, C2C has hired Marie Elago, a Community Health Coordinator, to serve as a critical link between the clinic and the community. A nurse-midwife by training, Marie began working in February to identify the community’s greatest health needs.  She is excited to lead a staff of Community Health Workers (CHWs), who will extend the reach of C2C’s clinic through community education, referrals for high-risk pregnancies, new mother support groups, and other community activities.

We are also proud of our continued collaboration with the local Ministry of Health.  Our clinic will operate in close partnership with other public health facilities in the area.  C2C will offer vital primary care services for women and children living in the DRC settlement, including HIV testing and child vaccinations, allowing patients to access preventative care and simple treatments quickly and easily and freeing up the public health system to focus on more complex care.

We can’t wait to share measurable results from our Community Health Education program with you – and the Ministry of Health – in the coming months!  Namibia currently has no public facilities that employ CHWs, and the Ministry of Health is eagerly following our progress in order to inform their decisions about regional and national roll-out of similar programs.  We’re delighted to bring this best practice to Namibia – a  well-proven program that brings essential health services to the people who need them the most.

 

Thank you for sharing in our journey!

 

With Gratitude,

Jessica Thompson Somol

Executive Director

In the DRC settlement community, Namibia
In the DRC settlement community, Namibia