Hospital crowdfunding, Dr. Dan, first new country of the third millenium

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 […]

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Hidden gem in the mountains: the smallest hospital of Switzerland

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 […]

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Not much rain, the Atacama desert around, 5 hospitals

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, […]

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When an emergency does happen, there are a few nurses and general physicians at the base

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 […]

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