PMMI Primary Mobile Med International

PMMI Primary Mobile Med International
To address global health crisis in developing countries and support disaster relief by providing low-cost, high-impact mobile medical clinics, equipment, and supplies to qualified on-scene health care providers.

The global need for access to medical care is urgent, immense, and complex. 400 million people in the world have no access to the most basic health care. Half of these are children, dying each year from preventable and treatable diseases. Millions are impacted by natural and man-made disasters. The problem is compounded by brain-drain of nationally trained medical professionals and the inability to control relief efforts and measure results. Primary Mobile Med International (PMMI) is addressing the challenge head on with low cost, high impact, scalable, sustainable, quality medical care. PMMI delivers adaptable and durable mobile medical clinics (MMCs), based on converted 20-foot shipping containers, to serve at-risk populations by providing health professionals a well-equipped, supplied, and secure place to work. Our clinics are equipped to collect real-time data and communicate electronically with global support care networks. MMCs bring immediate access where most urgently needed.

Problem being solved?
Millions of people still lack access to basic health care. Philanthropic agencies spend billions of dollars sending aid, much of it ill-advised or diverted to other purposes. Development organizations and governments spend millions of dollars training health care workers only to see them leave the country for want of facilities and supplies. Developing nations, especially their poor and rural areas, frequently lack medical clinics that provide an adequate place for primary care, basic health screening, and health education. Building brick-and-mortar clinics are costly and time-consuming. Current data regarding prevalent and communicable diseases in these areas is scarce, at best. So often millions of dollars in health care is sent to emerging countries without asking one simple question: “What do they need?”.

How are you solving it?
PMMI’s proposed solution to the four-fold challenge of access to health care, data collection, employment, and rapid deployment is a standard 20-foot intermodal shipping container. They are inexpensive, durable, and easily transported anywhere in the world. MMCs are retrofitted with equipment and medicine to serve as mobile medical clinics. They are configured to deliver a standardized screening program supported by notable physicians and medical organizations for Hypertension, Diabetes, Vision Issues, Hepatitis B & C, Infectious Disease, Neurological identifiers, Tuberculosis, and Public Health and Environment identifiers. Every MMC comes with electronic medical record (EMR) software and a patient identification card printer. The EMR provides data collection beneficial to the patient, community, and global health monitoring. The patient ID card provides the patient confidence that they can return for follow-up care. Our MMCs joined with any number of our other units create a medical hub.

Why are you qualified?
PMMI’s executives are knowledgeable professionals with decades of relevant experience in real estate development, logistics, engineering, manufacturing, finance, contracts, information technology, medicine, marketing and communications in both developed and developing country settings. PMMI’s executives have a passion for global health demonstrated by their time and money. Our real strength is our ‘boots on the ground’ network of people we have built through all of our affiliations and partnerships over the past 15 years in 120 different countries.

PMMI’s team delivered a medical clinic in Burkina Faso (2000), an Ophthalmology clinic (2003), funded and donated by PMMI CEO, and two dental clinics (2010 and 2016) in Accra, Ghana.  In 2014 we completed a multilevel building in Accra, leased to medical practices. In 2015 PMMI implemented its first MMC medical hub, which includes an EMR system, donated to Dr. Edith Clarke and her staff. We established relationships with two MMC fabrication sites, one in the US and one in Ghana, and have worked out the logistics and supply issues of delivering MMCs overseas.  Our ability to work with local governments and health agencies is evidenced by a newly negotiated contract with the Ghana Health Service (GHS). This contract is to provide MMCs to on-scene healthcare workers in Ghana providing fulfillment of that countries Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) program. The contract once fully executed will provide Ghana with an additional 3000 clinic locations to Ghana's primary-care/disease surveillance network. These clinics will be strategically positioned in the ten administrative regions, and the project has three phases; pilot, growth, and sustainability.

What is the urgency?
The need is securing funding of $2,275,000 for the pilot phase of the project. The GHS has available funds to pay for 35% of the total project cost. PMMI has committed to selecting financial partners to resource the remaining 65% of the total project costs.

This phase of the project is the implementation of MMC clinics in twenty locations, with a total project cost of $3.5M. This phase will implement a standardized health screening program that includes screening for Hypertension, Diabetes, Vision Issues, Hepatitis B & C, Infectious Disease, Neurological identifiers, Tuberculosis, Public Health and Environment identifiers, and ultrasound capabilities.

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