Our Picture Story

Typically, the high humidity and temperature both combine to make being in a conventional tent intolerable and adding to the negative perception about health accomodation solutions. In Adjumani today, sick refugees would rather be carried out of their shelters to sit under trees during the day in order to avoid the high temperatures. The EpiTent, is able to passively reduce internal temperatures by over 10 degrees more than any other tent in the world today. 

Success Stories

Our contact at Ayiri Health Center III, which is a health centre serving one of the larger refugee settlements in Adjumani, says that not only did our tent weather the dry season successfully, but it is a favourite with all users due to it having lower temperatures during the daytime, least humidity and also the most comfortable and customisable solution. 

Adaptive Systems

The EpiTent generally takes advantage of the convection flow of air current within the tent. Air exchange occurs at the vent system at the roof. 

The project was funded by USAID’s Fight Ebola Grand Challenge. The new design keeps the favourable features of the current tent designs, namely their simplicity, cheapness and structural safety, while revolutionallising the mechanism for heat and air exchange in the tents.

Facilitating Frontline Emergency Efforts.

‘Fight Ebola Grand Challenge’ Winners