SIM Galmi Hospital (Niger)
SIM has operated Galmi Hospital in south-central Niger for nearly 50 years. Developed as a 110 bed surgical facility Galmi Hospital is also a multi-faceted health centre. Beyond its inpatient surgical and medical functions the hospital runs an Outpatient Clinic that can see up to 300 patients per day and additionally, Galmi also houses offices for the provision of community health services.
However, many of the buildings of the hospital were over 40 years old and showing signs of serious decay. Predominantly local materials, of lower quality, were used in Galmi Hospital’s original construction, causing erosion. The demand was increasing for quality health-care and SIM’s vision was growing for training and discipleship in the hospital but, the Galmi Hospital couldn’t meet the demands or embrace their vision without major renovations.
In 2007, EMI visited Niger and team helped to evaluate the best course of action and designed new facilities to replace the existing, phase by phase, so that previously existing functions could continue while a new, modern facility was raised around it. The team produced plans for the new surgical ward and toilet block for the hospital and committed to returning to the Galmi Hospital to design the next building in the overall hospital redevelopment plan.
To learn more visit SIM Galmi.