Cheyenne, WY (May 25, 2013) Odulair™ LLC, the world’s leading provider of mobile medical clinics and medical vehicles today announced that the Company has completed its first delivery in the Odulair Mobile Clinics for Africa Program. This initial shipment included 18 Specialist Outreach mobile clinics and medical vehicles delivered to the Ministry of Health, Republic of Ghana, West Africa. These included Mobile Dental Clinics, Mobile Ophthalmology Clinics, Mobile ENT Clinics / Mobile Audiology Clinics, Mobile General Medicine Clinics and Biometric Medical Vans.
Odulair is proud to be the only company in the mobile clinic industry founded and managed by a medical professional. Dr. Anita Chambers, Odulair founder and Fielding Graduate University Institute for Social Innovation Fellow, initiated the Mobile Clinics for Africa Program in 2012. The program Mobile Clinics for Africa was developed as a way of providing high quality American-made mobile clinics that are designed to meet the specific needs of emerging nations within Africa at an affordable cost. To date, Odulair has designed mobile clinics for more than 40 medical specialties. These clinics are housed in standardized platforms ranging from 9 meter (30-foot) highly mobile 4x4 truck-based clinics to 18 meter (60-foot) double expandable trailers.
As part of the Mobile Clinics for Africa Program, Odulair worked directly with local businesses and agencies in Ghana to identify the specific needs and requirements for mobile clinics in the country. This included collaborating with Accra-based Mechanical Lloyd Company Ltd. to define the Ford Motor Company chassis best suited for the local roads and the local high-sulfur diesel fuel. “Working with local businesses not only allows Odulair to provide the much needed mobile clinics, but it also stimulates the local economy because we purchase many of the clinic components from local in-country companies,” explained Dr. Anita Chambers, President of Odulair, LLC.
The Mobile Clinics for Africa Program creates collaboration between local African businesses and Odulair as the local businesses provide components for incorporation into the mobile clinics, which are then utilized to deliver healthcare within the country. This unique model of collaboration for the development of medical vehicles was developed by Dr. Chambers in an effort to stimulate both the economy of the recipient African country as well as small businesses in the United States.
For this delivery, Odulair purchased the Ford chassis and much of the medical equipment installed within the mobile clinics from businesses in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. “Purchasing from local dealers is not only our way of giving back to the local community for acknowledging our mobile clinics as first-class mobile healthcare delivery facilities, but it also allows Odulair to better serve our customers by administering local maintenance and service without requiring the clinic recipients to ship equipment back to the U.S. or Europe for maintenance," Dr. Chambers added.
Although providing local maintenance and service for some medical equipment located in Africa can be a challenge, it is key to delivering a successful Mobile Clinics for Africa Program. Odulair provides this local maintenance and service to all of our customers throughout the African continent. "Our customers tell us that one of the reasons they demand American-made products and local service is because they have previously purchased lower-priced, lower-quality products from other regions only to find that after the sale is completed, the companies neglect to provide any service or even return phone calls," said Dr. Chambers.
The First Lady, Lordina Mahama, commended the manufacturer Odulair, LLC and the supplier Belstar Development Corporation, both of the U.S.A. for the detailed planning and modeling of the specialist equipment, for the mobile clinics even coming complete with their own power.