Medical Outreach Tent
An enquiry came from Marie Stopes International in May 2011 – they needed a lightweight 3 room medical tent that could be deployed by a team of 3 personel from a 4×4 vehicle on an overnight basis. They had been looking for some time and were recommended to AirCell at an International Aid Procurement Group conference.
Within 2 weeks AirCell presented a custom design based on our existing inflatable airframe TTent range, but specifically suited to MSI requirements:
- the main frame is componentised to make each piece easy to handle;
- each wall frame & panel can be added or left off so the structure is adaptable from a simple gazebo, to an enclosure, to a single room, to a 3 room consultation + procedure + recovery facility.
AirCell also proposed including a power inverter in the kit to allow the inflation pump to work direct from the vehicle battery and make the whole operation truly independent. We sourced this from a supplier in China near our TTent factory.
MSI were invited to AirCell’s country showroom near Buckingham to see how our tried and tested airframe system works. They were impressed with the speed & ease of assembly and the robustness of the structure once inflated.
A trial order for 2 TT.CC was issued for the MSI programme in Madagascar and they were delivered in early November – less than 6 months from initial discussions.
AirCell has since delivered TTent TT.CCs & other smaller and larger models to the United Kingdom, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Burkina Faso, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia & the DR Congo. They can also be found in California, Haiti, Colombia, Nepal, Burma, Bali, Papua New Guinea & East Timor.
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