The United States offered a mobile hospital to help deal with health emergencies. The aid comes to relieve the country facing insecurity and which has seen the capacity to take charge of health services decline.
This mobile hospital was set up at the Monument des Martyrs de Ouagadougou. Medical equipment, a high-performance technical platform, a water and electricity system … It is a complex that has what it takes to take care of at least 50 patients. A gesture that comes to relieve Burkina Faso, which has difficulties in terms of health supply.
“When we are faced with a health emergency such as Covid-19 or Ebola, it is possible to create a very conditioned environment which makes it possible not to spread the disease and to contain the disease inside. It is a hospital. which reinforces Burkina’s capacities in the face of all humanitarian and health disaster situations “, said Charlemagne Ouédraogo, the Minister of Health.
This mobile hospital offered by the United States cost about 1.4 million US dollars.
“We are celebrating the donation of a mobile hospital to the government and people of Burkina Faso. This hospital will help the government respond to epidemic emergencies, disasters. It is an example of partnership between the United States and Burkina Faso. “, said Sandra Clark, the US ambassador to Faso.
In terms of security, the mobile hospital can become a provisional care establishment, deployed in the event of major health crises, disasters, near a combat zone or even during major popular demonstrations with public health risks. high.
“This support is part of a framework of civil-military collaboration and will help strengthen collaboration and coordination of multisectoral interventions by relying on existing intervention mechanisms, the mobilization of resources for the management and operation of the various devices, equipment and logistics “.
The closure of health facilities in some parts of the country due to insecurity and recurrent armed attacks have increased the demand for care and caused massive influxes of victims, making it difficult to access care and services.
From 2015 to 2020, more than a hundred health centers closed due to insecurity. At least 140 others are experiencing some degradation and are suffering from a lack of adequate equipment.