To take an operating theatre deep into the African bush we needed a truly robust, 4 wheel drive vehicle - and found the perfect answer in an ex-army 10 ton truck. It is in excellent condition, very low mileage, its previous life was as a snow plough.
The vehicle is now fitted out with the essential surgical equipment, a generator to run the oxygen concentrator, lights and air conditioning.
At last - seven weeks after setting sail from Southampton - the vehicle has arrived at our Nkhotakota base. Now the real adventure can begin.
The bright colours make it child friendly - the world\'s biggest "Tonka toy" maybe!
WMF\'s Chief Clinical Officer is one of the regions leading surgeons, and the mobile surgical unit was his idea.