Michigan Tech team makes mobile clinic for Ghana


HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Engineering students in Michigan's frozen north are working on a project to create a mobile medical clinic for residents of rural equatorial Africa.

Michigan Technological University students in Houghton are converting a van for use in rural areas of Ghana where even rudimentary medical care is often unavailable.

The van is a gift from Husky Motors.

The project's leader is third-year mechanical and biomedical engineering student Erik Wachlin, and it involves students from the International Business Ventures Enterprise group and the Pavlis Institute of Global Technological Leadership.

ArcelorMittal has donated the steel for the conversion.

The clinic will bring doctors to rural areas and will carry microscopes, centrifuges, an autoclave, culture incubators and other equipment that will allow doctors to diagnose and treat diseases.



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