Unit Export were successfully awarded a contract to supply 5 Mobile Clinics to the National Aids Coordinating Agency (NACA), a division of the Ministry of Health set up to combat the spread of AIDS and HIV within Botswana.

The Iveco Trakker 6×4 base chassis were sourced directly from Italy, prior to shipment these were inspected at the factory by an independent agency to ensure compliance with our order. The chassis were shipped to Johannesburg, South Africa, where the conversion would be completed and the clinic bodies fitted. Unit Export sourced and pre-qualified a South African Company who has a long history of successful conversions which are in operation throughout Africa.

 

 

During the conversion process several factory inspections were completed with representatives from NACA and the Ministry of Health. These regular inspections made sure the vehicle was built in accordance with their requirements. With the client directly involved in this process we could ensure the clinic bodies were designed and equipped to the complete satisfaction of the end user.

Each of the Mobile clinics comprise of two procedure/consultation rooms with a third administration room complete with toilet. The vehicles are completely self-sufficient, having their own power supply and a large fresh water tank. All rooms are fully equipped with sinks, cupboards, examination beds, UV steriliser’s lights and air-conditioning ensuring a comfortable environment for the operatives to complete their work. In addition to the space inside the vehicle a large 5m awning was installed on one side of the unit with a smaller enclosed awning on the other side of the vehicle. The vehicles were then adorned with the signage and logos of the Ministry of Health prior to shipment to Botswana on Low Loader trucks.

 

 

A days Training was provided in Botswana for the operatives of all five units. This ensured they were fully familiarised with all the functions and operation of the units, so the personnel could confidently deploy the clinics and begin providing the services they were designed for.

Within 6 months the clinics were rolled out and officially handed over to the Ministry of Health and NACA, they now travel throughout Botswana, taking on a dual role in both educating people in the awareness and prevention of AIDS/HIV whilst also providing much needed health and medical services to rural and remote areas of the country.

 

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