July 24, 2012

Students upcycle shipping containers into health clinics

Posted: July 24, 2012

A recent article in GOOD featured ASU engineering students, Gabrielle Palermo, James Tyler, John Walters and Susanna Young, the founders of G3Box. The company takes unused shipping containers and transforms them into portable health clinics to be transported to developing communities across the globe.

The poor-quality health care in these regions prompted the students to create mobile clinics that have access to clean water, educated health care professionals, advanced medical supplies, power and ventilation. These features are rarely available in places such as Malawi, Africa, where the lack of adequate health facilities contributes to high mortality rates.

To find more information on G3Box, visit g3box.org.

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