Typhoons strike the Philippines every year. Supertyphoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, destroyed the village of San Francisco in the Camotes Islands (Cebu). Healthcare is expensive and the closest hospital is 3-5hs away from the village. Kito delivered 1 Mobile Unit for emergencies (Kito-Health) to San Fernando and now aims to ship another one to San Francisco for long-lasting medical assistance to the population during the recovery. We only need $13.6k (1/5 of $68k) to complete the project!
San Francisco, as happened with the supertyphoon Haiyan and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, is difficult to reach in case of emergency. It is often left out from the international aid. As a consequence the local government asked Kito's support for the construction of a mobile health center (Kito Health) and the supply of emergency medical assistance to face the population's needs when natural disasters occur. Children and women are the main target of the intervention as the most vulnerable groups.
Kito Health, as an additional and most accessible medical facility in the field, aims to provide people in need with prompt medical assistance. Given its energy self-sufficiency, Kito-Health hopes to become a safe shelter on which local people can rely when ordinary facilities are insufficient. Being sustainable and easily truckable, it represents a best practice face to natural catastrophes that can be spread to other areas of the Philippines as already demonstrated in San Fernando this year.
Despite its emergency nature, Kito Health has a long-term perspective focusing on prevention and sustainability. As previous experiences show, Kito offers and hosts different training on basic health and hygiene aimed to improve the living conditions and reduce the infectious illnesses insurgence within the local community. Thanks to its structure and materials, Kito Health is environment-friendly and autosustainable. It offers an innovative and easily transportable model in emergency & recovery