Global Clinic

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  • Installation
Photograph of a visitor exploring the exhibition, The Global Clinic at Wellcome Collection.

Walk inside an innovative mobile clinic, and follow its development from the early prototypes to the first complete version.

Doctors working in remote locations often deliver emergency services from temporary structures – these need to be flexible yet robust, easy to transport and build, and able to adapt to different climates.

Independent humanitarian charity Doctors of the World were frustrated with the available options, usually tents or shipping containers. They worked with architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and engineers BuroHappold and ChapmanBDSP to produce the Global Clinic, designed to provide effective, adaptable healthcare in emergency situations and remote locations.

When the Living with Buildings exhibition closes, Doctors of the World will deploy the clinic in a location where their care is needed.

Visit us

Free admission

Galleries open Tuesday–Sunday, Opening times

Gallery 2, level 1

Step-free access is available to all floors of the building

Large-print guides, transcripts and magnifiers are available in the gallery