Mongolia: Social Inclusion and Protection
A substantial part of the Mongolian population lives in remote rural areas with limited access to health care. To improve the situation, we helped ensure mobile ambulances equipped with modern diagnostic devices.
Thanks to their mobility and early diagnosis, many human lives can be saved. PIN also created a comprehensible guidebook for doctors and hospitals to disseminate this service throughout the country. In addition, hospitals in remote areas were equipped with ultrasound machines.
Mobile healthcare service
A total of six four-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with modern diagnostic tools were presented to the regional hospitals in 2011 in Archangaj and Uvurchangaj aimags, in 2012 in Bayankhongor and Zavchan aimags and in 2013 in Huvsgul and Umnogobi aimags. These mobile clinics in regular cycles do the rounds of all of the aimags, supporting the inadequately staffed and equipped rural hospitals and, when necessary, they visit the remotest of places too. Their main objective is the diagnosis and prevention. They carry equipment and materials for providing help in the acute cases.
Medical experts trained 125 employees of regional hospitals to man the off-road mobile clinics. In cooperation with hospitals they also put together itineraries, a monitoring plan and an equipment use manual. Between 2011 and 2013, the mobile clinics provided healthcare to more than 31,000 persons living in remote rural areas.