Kibuye Hospital Paediatric Ward
Kibuye Hope Hospital in Burundi has more than 100 hospitalized paediatric patients per day. Most children (with their mothers) need to share a bed with another child (and his/her mother) and sometimes multiple other children. Hospitalization rooms are over-crowded, making daily work difficult and the spread of communicable diseases nearly impossible to control.
This 130-bed, three-storied building designed by EMI Uganda will be the long-term home of the general paediatrics, neonatology, and inpatient severe malnutrition services. This building will allow these services to continue grow, with adequate space to treat, heal, and teach.
The building has large windows that provide sufficient natural light and adequate cross ventilation. The walls are exposed clay brick, sourced locally.