Medical Clinics (TAMCs)
Texas Aggie Medical Clinics are 40-foot-long shipping containers that are converted into fully functional medical clinics.Each TAMC contains spaces for patient triage, laboratory tests, and private treatment. Clinics are outfitted with lighting, fans, air conditioning, heating, and both 110v and 220v electrical outlets. Generators are included with each clinic. The clinics also include upper and lower cabinets, three sinks, and plenty of shelving and countertop space.
After completion, the TAMCs are transported to our partner Medical Bridges located in Houston, Texas. Medical Bridges' mission is to collect and deploy surplus medical supplies and used equipment to benefit impoverished people in developing countries. BUILD has formed a partnership with Medical Bridges, whereby each TAMC is stocked with medical supplies and equipment (estimated value ≈ $50,000) prior to international shipment. Furthermore, staff personnel at Medical Bridges assist BUILD in identifying and vetting NGOs that are capable of providing long-term operational support for the TAMCs.
As of 2023, BUILD students have raised more than $1.2 million in donations and in-kind contributions and recruited more than ten thousand Aggie students to construct 42 TAMCs that have been deployed to communities in Texas (e.g., Eagle Pass, Laredo, Dallas) and 20 developing countries (e.g., Guatemala, Romania, Nigeria) to help people in need.