Mobile Schools Health (MSH) believes that every child should have access to basic healthcare. We provide world class preventative healthcare to children in hard-to-reach, under-serviced communities on fully equipped mobile clinics. Travelling to urban and rural schools alike, we deliver quality healthcare to those who don’t have money to pay for a doctor, dentist, or optometrist.
Access to quality healthcare is a basic human right and a child’s health has a significant influence on their mental and physical wellbeing. A simple example is the effect that impaired sight has on a child’s education. Research has shown that up to 80% of learning takes place through your eyes, so imagine the disadvantage for a child with impaired eyesight. In order to give them the best opportunity to have a successful education, it is our responsibility to ensure quality healthcare is accessible to all children.
Barriers such as transportation to clinics and low quality care are common in our communities. Mobile Schools Health is the answer to these barriers and addresses the following issues:
- Decreased reliance on traditional services by providing preventative healthcare – avoiding problems before they occur
- Decreased absenteeism due to poor health and the financial burdens associated with travelling to brick and mortar clinics by providing services at the child’s school
- Improved health services due to the high quality, one-on-one care and access to the best equipment available
Why we do what we do
At Mobile Schools Health, we believe…
- preventative healthcare can change children’s lives.
- in building a better future for our children.
- that we can empower our learners by addressing barriers to learning such as impaired eyesight.
- that using innovation will enable us to have a significant impact.
- that education is key to changing our society and our services.
- that vision is key to learning and improves quality of life.
- that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to quality healthcare.
- To provide preventative healthcare to 670,000 children per year by 2019
- To provide preventative healthcare to 2.95 million children over the next five years
- To have 67 vehicles operating by 2019