At the same time, after visiting different Brazilian cities and assessing the various needs and local economic, structural and socio-educational conditions, the need to design and develop two new innovative mobile structures was indicated. The “Health Box” is a container-like structure measuring 7.5m x 2.5m, which is easily transported by a tow truck, catamaran or raft, to service populations living in places like the Upper Amazon Basin. It consists of a stand-alone mobile health system incorporating a 28m2 living space, capable of addressing a maximum of four specialties.
The Health Box targets city populations of 50.000-150.000 inhabitants, or locations requiring between four and seven medical specialties at the same time. The Health Truck (VDS) is a mobile unit that transports equipment for digital radiology exams and ultrasound/echocardiography, with complete connectivity to a central unit of larger size if required. This unit targets cities with less than 50.000 people or locations needing less than three medical specialties at the same time. VDS is an ideal model for mountainous regions like the slums in Rio de Janeiro, Santos and other steep terrain areas. This inclusive portfolio of three types of mobile health units allows the CIES Project to meet any population s needs, fulfilling its mission of “providing mobile healthcare without borders”.