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Jan 27 - Feb 6
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Angola is a country that suffered from civil war for over two decades, starting in 1975 after the country received its independence. The war left much of the country's infrastructure in a state of decay, the healthcare system included. In 2006 Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango (CEML), with a team of international health professionals, started serving in Lubango, Angola to curb the after effects of the war and help the community with stable healthcare.

Since those early years, CEML has seen an ever-growing demand for healthcare services in the region and has reached the point of needing to consider expansion to provide more treatment space and training facilities.

Project Scope

As part of the CEML expansion plan, an EMI team visited their premises in 2018, for an infrastructure assessment and master plan. This project will take that master plan and focus on design development of the following areas:

  • New ER facilities
  • Expansion of surgical facilities
  • Expansion of the maternity ward
  • Administration

This design team will build on the concepts of the 2018 master plan to provide detailed plans of the departments, complete with engineered systems in order to tender and construct the facility later in 2022.

We are looking to mobilize a team of volunteers for a week in January/February in 2022, who is willing to dig into the development of the design with our EMI team and a selected team of local design professionals. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for us as a team in this project trip - we ask that you prayerfully consider taking this opportunity to be used by God to impact the lives of the Angolan people.

— Gerhard van der Merwe, EMI South Africa trip leader


Architecture: Healthcare
Civil Engineering:

with Healthcare Experience

Electrical Engineering:

with Healthcare Experience

Structural Engineering:

with Healthcare Experience

Other Specialties: Quantity Surveying
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