Muttenz, Switzerland, 1981. Three doctors create a pioneer moment in Switzerland: they start the later called Rennbahnklinik (race track clinic). About Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. The only one of its kind. Growth hack 1984: up to 10 beds 1989: expanded Physiotherapy and an added training center 1996: Approval as Swiss Olympic Medical Center (14 in total […]Read more "Sports Medicine Pioneers – made in Switzerland"
Dili, East Timor – now Timor-Leste. Fasten seat belt and encounter a unique non-profit healthcare development. The birth of the Bairo Pite Clinic goes back to 1999. And occupation, war, terrible loss of lives. After a long struggle, Timor-Leste claimed to be independent in 1999, holding the first free elections in 2001, one of the […]Read more "Hospital crowdfunding, Dr. Dan, first new country of the third millenium"
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Charles Darwin was there and the UNESCO World Heritage put it on the list. Tourism provides the main money on these 19 islands, 1000 kilometers from the south american continent. Known for its unique turtles, the Galápagos giant tortoise. One of the richest marine ecosystems in the world with ongoing seismic and volcanic activity […]Read more "Turtles, UNESCO World Heritage & rebooted Healthcare"
Val Müstair, famous remote Swiss mountains – the most eastern valley of Switzerland. Close to the Austrian border. Within the area of the fourth language in Switzerland – the Romansh (besides swissgerman, french and italian) there you find in the little municipality of Santa Maria the “Gesundheitszentrum Val Müstair” or in the fourth language “Center […]Read more "Hidden gem in the mountains: the smallest hospital of Switzerland"
Northern Chile. The Servicio de Salud Atacama shows under “Nuestra Red” (our network) a healthcare overview. For instance in Copiapó with some 130’000 inhabitants within the silver and copper mining district. And it is surrounded by the driest desert – Atacama. Healthcare. For instance the Hospital Regional de Copiapó. The engaged rebuild is going since 2009, […]Read more "Not much rain, the Atacama desert around, 5 hospitals"
Healthcare at the McMurdo Station, South Pole, Antarctica? Yes there is some basic help provided. “When an emergency does happen, there are a few nurses and general physicians at the base. However, there aren’t any specialists. For psychological treatment and physical ailments requiring specialized help, the Antarctic bases have a partnership with the University of Texas Medical […]Read more "When an emergency does happen, there are a few nurses and general physicians at the base"