Water Based Aid

Our work sprang from the water: we began by using boats to deliver medical supplies and transport people to remote lakeside health centers and soon realized how fundamental the lake was to the region.

Now our vision has expanded. We intend to build a full size ship to act as a floating hospital and broader research facility, as well as a communications and training hub.

Our network improves infrastructure and communications for the local health centers and dispensaries, while our ship will become the regional hospital for the basin. This strengthens the capacity of local health centers and provides a referral and teaching partner that is so desperately needed. In a hub and spoke system, the ship reshapes the basin into a riparian health region, providing supply chain support, diagnostics, treatment, including surgery, as well as education for health care workers. In short, the lake becomes a healthcare community with the ship as its platform.