Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Project Portfolio

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.

Paediatric building under construction.