THIS SMALL PHARMACY LOOKS LIKE A SHIPPING CONTAINER ON SHORE LEAVE
In this revamped 40-foot container with a floor space of 30 square meters, you can find everything that’s needed to provide a secure supply of medicines to rural regions in Africa. Ronke Ampiah, who heads the "Rural Pharmacy" project at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, takes us on a tour of the pharmacy made from a container.
In addition to the dispensary, the pharmacy has a multi-functional room, which can be used for administering vaccinations or medical counseling, as well as refrigerated storage facilities, and a toilet that is flushed with used water from the sink. The container pharmacy can be transported to rural regions on a truck and set up on site with a minimum of effort.