UN contracts with Kan. company for typhoon help

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The United Nations has contracted with a Wichita company that turns shipping containers into medical clinics to send an OB-GYN hospital to the Philippines to help with the aftermath of the Nov. 8 typhoon.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1aRHX0N ) reports that Clinic in a Can will provide the hospital. It will include a C-section and delivery suite, sterilization room, bathroom, two patient recovery rooms, a storage room and an office. All will have air conditioning.

The United Nations Population Fund says about 900 women affected by Typhoon Haiyan are giving birth each day. About 15 percent of them are having possible life-threatening complications.

Clinic in a Can spokesman Daniel White says the project's total aid package is worth nearly $1 million and includes the clinics, shipping, medical equipment and other donations.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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