Ivory Coast Hospital
WHY IS IT NEEDED?
Ivory Coast is one of the fastest developing countries in West Africa, yet even here, there is a shortage of trained medical staff. Developments in recent years have improved outcomes and life expectancy, but still there is a disparity between access to decent care depending on social status. Expectant mothers are at higher risk as well as young children. There are also areas such as Abobo with a large population of low skilled and low income people who cannot access good quality care easily.
It is for ths reason that Humanity First has decided to build a hospital in Yopougon, not far from the capital Abidjan and also Abobo. The concept is to offer good quality care to attract private patients, and then subsidise care for low income patients.
THE NEW HOSPITAL
Ground works started in late 2018 for the Ivory Coast Hospital and the levelling work and perimeter wall should be completed by the end of 2019. The main construction effort is planned for the middle of 2020, and so we need funds to build the facility and to purchase the equipment and furniture.
There are opportunities for families to donate a brick in our donor wall, and for businesses or family groups to also co-brand specific rooms and facilities within the hospital.
Our longer term plan is for the hospital to become a teaching hospital, and to leave a lasting legacy of more trained clinicians to serve in Ivory Coast.
JUST AS BEFORE
In Guatemala, Nasir Hospital strengthens and expands Humanity First’s vision of providing medical services to under served communities in need. Nasir Hospital is providing equitable access to health care for Guatemalans, the establishment of this hospital has allowed Humanity First to serve both the short-term and long-term health care needs of the local Guatemalan communities.
The hospital structure houses a 22-bed inpatient unit, adjacent to a surgical zone, which will include a maternal and prenatal ward. The remainder of the building houses outpatient services, which offers the opportunity for Humanity First to expand their preventive and clinical services. Previously serving local community members through make-shift medical and surgical clinics, Nasir Hospital now allows Humanity First to provide this care in a high quality and consistent manner.