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Building a temporary hospital in Haiti

This video shows Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontieres, workers and Haitians constructing inflatable hospitals on a soccer field in Port-au-Prince.

Such "plug-and-play" hospitals were used by MSF after the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and other relief efforts in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Nigeria. The tents are outfitted with generators and sanitation equipment and are designed to be functional in areas without power or water. Doctors hope the inflatable hospitals will be operational by tomorrow.

Via Boing Boing

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