Opened in 2002, Beit CURE International Hospital (BCIH-Malawi) treats the orthopedic needs of both children and adults in one of the least developed countries in Africa. The hospital is part of CURE International, a network of specialized healthcare centers whose mission is ‘healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God.’ In addition to providing some of the best adult hip and knee surgery in sub-Saharan Africa, they focus on teaching and research, whilst serving children with physical disabilities regardless of race, religion or background.
BCIH is a 58-bed hospital treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions including clubfoot, burn contractures, osteomyelitis, and other acquired or congenital conditions. Their campus consists of wards, operating theaters, examination rooms, diagnostics and admin areas; alongside areas for physiotherapy and their orthopedic clinical officer training program. Their desire is to reflect and proclaim the kingdom of God through providing excellent medical care and training, and so are looking to reevaluate their existing facilities in order to plan for the future.
EMI has been invited to design a phased master plan for BCIH's properties, comprising of the hospital campus and three other residential premises. The master plan will include assessing their infrastructure and facilities; giving structural, civil, HVAC, and electrical recommendations; and providing conceptual architectural designs for proposed developments. The team will look at the buildings in regards to ADA accessibility, whilst evaluating existing medical spaces in order to recommend improvements that will improve the quality of care and meet international building standards.
EMI has previously worked with CURE hospitals in Niger and Uganda and has seen their equal emphasis on physical and spiritual healing, as well as their desire to serve the poorest and the most marginalized. We look forward to working with the organization in a different location and helping them develop their vision for the future. Will you consider using your skills to serve this ministry?
Photo by Avanell Brock of CURE International, cure.org/curekids
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