Map system tracks hurricane / escape routes

Google has updated its Crisis Map to cover Hurricane Sandy, with a view to helping people survive the weather event. The map can be used to track the storm, as well as provide regional alerts and other information that would be useful in such an emergency, and is similar to the Crisis Map used by […]

UNICEF & user-centered design

UNICEF delivers 60% of the world’s vaccines. However, until recently, the humanitarian organization did not have a way of confirming if their vaccines were reaching the people that truly needed them the most. A lack of real-time feedback was compromising the health of millions. UNICEF is run centrally through the Program Division in New York […]

Mobile Hospital

A new hospital typology has been designed by the team of Hord Coplan Macht + Spevco that eliminates the need for a standard hospital. In their design, 58 trailers provide a fully operational, fully mobile 48-bed hospital. The trailers include every aspect of a hospital – from waiting gift shops, to surgical suites with four […]

Anytime, Anywhere Deliverable Hospital

Designer Kukil Han has imagined a go-anywhere solution for providing aid to victims of natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms. The Mobile Hospital could be delivered to any part of the world in a matter of hours via helicopter, or can be transported on a larger scale by ship, providing emergency medical […]

Sana

A mobile-device software to help improve health-care accessibility One of the largest problems facing the developing world is a lack of trained physicians. Sana offers open-source data collection and collaboration platforms for clinical research and best practice health care delivery for under-served rural populations. Sana believes that with local leadership and commitment, ripples of innovation […]

Palliative Radiotherapy for Developing Countries

The world is facing a crisis in cancer management that concerns developing countries in particular. The average life expectancy in developing countries is increasing in a predictable way. Data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) indicates that cancer incidence in developing countries will increase dramatically in the first two decades of this […]

Solar-Powered Vaccine Refrigerator

True Energy has revealed a solar-powered Vaccine refrigerator, the medicine can keep cool and safe without relying on electricity from the power grid. This refrigerator allows doctors to provide much-needed vaccines to residents in harsh climates and inaccessible areas. In addition, the refrigerator is so efficient that it can hold his temperature for up to ten days […]

Mental and Social Care

To enhance the psychosocial well-being of people affected by disaster certain standards should be followed in managing the aftermath of a disaster or a refugee camp. These standards are thoroughly described by the Sphereproject. General means of stabilizing the social situation in the camp and of providing psychological and psychiatric care are to be differentiated […]

Healthcare

The right to health is a basic human right embodied in various international legal constitutions. This right includes, not only, access to a healthcare system, but also access to other determinants of health – nutrition, water and sanitation, housing, safe environmental conditions, health-related education, non-discrimination and life in human dignity. Health impacts of disasters: Direct: […]

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