WHAT WE DO
FWH Assists Africa specialises in complete design and integration of our rail coach mobile units and standalone facilities. We ensure the highest quality and reliability along with compliance to all legislative, medical standard and transport requirements.
Medical Rail Coaches
FWH Assist Africa is currently developing a medical rail solution consisting of 18 coaches. This project will be completed in 3 phases. Phase 1 consists of 2 medical coaches that have been completed and are in process of being shipped. Phase 2 will consist of another 10 coaches, and Phase 3 will consist of the last 6 coaches.
Self Sufficient Medical Chambers
While conducting feasibility studies for our mobile rail coach units, it became apparent that there is a need for completely self-sufficient medical chambers. The current solution to this problem is the retrofitting of old shipping containers with medical equipment. The challenge we face in the deployment of these containerized clinics, is the lack of power and water supply infrastructure in rural communities. FWH Assist Africa’s solution is to produce completely self-sufficient chambers with their own built-in solar and diesel generator power supply and atmospheric water generators. These chambers are designed to be used as stand-alone units or to be linked together to grow into a full medical facility.
These facilities can be monitored and assisted by additional satellite link communication chambers. These chambers can facilitate communication to main facilities to create patient profiles and link to global specialists. The patient database could serve a dual purpose in providing much needed medical information and census data from rural communities.
Medical Facility Support Solutions
In the course of designing our mobile units, it became apparent that there is also a need for support services. Because different countries and communities face different challenges relating to accessibility, we have designed different medical transport solutions that include busses, 4X4 units, trucks and boats to be retrofitted for transporting patients and medication.
Remote Consultation & Diagnosis
FWH Assist Africa is involved with the remote consultation and diagnoses programs through self-sustainable communication centres that make it possible for doctors from anywhere in the world to diagnose illnesses and prescribe medication. This facility forms part of our commitment to providing healthcare to every person across the globe.
Additional Rail Solutions
Because of our long history in the rail industry additional services include:
• New coaches and refurbishment of coaches.
• New wagons and refurbishment of wagons.
• Parts supply.
• Other Railway solutions
It all started when FWH Assist Africa was approached by the Angolan Government to supply a medical solution on their CFB rail line, the biggest rail line in Angola. This rail line passes rural communities that are not accessible by road and a rail based mobile unit was the practical solution to the challenge of providing basic medical care to these communities.
Today, with our team’s extensive, combined experience in both rail and medical fields, FWH Assist Africa provides solutions to fit any challenges that our clients are faced with. Our offering includes a broad range of quality mobile medical units, purpose designed for railway deployment as well as standalone self-sufficient medical chambers and remote medical diagnosis. To support deployment, we work closely with trusted partners who assist in finding power and water solutions to aid developing communities.
We understand that each community has its own challenges to overcome when it comes to healthcare infrastructure. We work closely with our clients to understand these challenges and to educate our clients on the best approach for reaching a solution that will ultimately benefit the community.
THE CHALLENGE COMMUNITIES FACE
The main cause of a lack of healthcare support in African countries is their financial situation. This makes it extremely difficult for these countries to fund mobile medical units on their own as medical equipment is very expensive globally. Unfortunately, the World Bank, other investors and NGOs no longer provide funding for projects like these due to corruption and misuse of funds.
The implication is that in numerous African countries, people are unable to benefit from healthcare facilities. Third party donors are now the primary source of funding for these projects and help organisations like FWH Assist Africa to deploy mobile solutions for the benefit of the communities who desperately need them.