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Transforming What's Possible
+ NEPAL’S LEADING RURAL TEACHING HOSPITAL
This expansion allows us to become the leading accredited teaching hospital in rural Nepal, turning our hospital into a clinical teaching space to train Nepal’s next generation of rural healthcare leaders and continuously improve the quality of healthcare delivery. The teaching services provided will also become a new revenue source and diversify our long-term funding.
+ DURABLE DESIGN TO MATCH CHALLENGES
We deliver healthcare in extremely isolated regions where there’s very little water, electricity, and systems to properly manage waste. But the hospital is designed to address these challenges: It will be powered 100% by solar energy, thermal building materials will naturally moderate temperature, rainwater will be harvested and collected, and waste will be safely processed.
+ A REPLICABLE MODEL THAT INSPIRES
Our design will inspire a new standard for more than 70 rural, public hospitals throughout Nepal. This expansion shows the cost and impact of renovating existing facilities that aren’t designed to meet the challenges of rural settings and provides a template for how to replicate it in other regions.
+ BUILT WITH EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT DESIGN
Transforming our hospital goes beyond the district where we work. Our hospital expansion in rural Nepal is already being built with the resilience to resist any future natural disaster. We are using stabilized rammed earth walls, concrete beams at seismic bandwidth, steel beams, and a cement mortared rubble foundation, all of which allows our buildings to resist the loading created during an earthquake.
February 2015: Broke ground on phase 1 (medical team housing)
March 2015 Launched electronic health record
May 2015: First teaching resident comes to hospital
November 2015: Phase 2 begins (inpatient and administration buildings)
December 2015: Progress: bricks, walls, and ceilings continue to rise
January 2016: Break ground on administration building
February 2016: Fuel ban lifted in Nepal
March 2016: Work on inpatient department begins
April 2016: Finish Phase 1
May 2016: Finish team houses, dorm, and move store into new IPD basement
June 2016: Handover of dormitory complete. Dormitory will act as an administrative space while the rest of construction is completed
July 2016: Phase 2 underway
August 2016: Construction of IPD, administration building and three houses still ongoing
September 2016: IPD and and administration building nearing completion. Projected completion dates are mid-November and December, respectively.
October 2016: Phase 4 planning and design of new building underway
November 2016: New IPD completed and handed over
This year, we aim to make significant progress on phases 2 and 3: medical and administrative buildings. By 2017, we will make the finishing touches on turning our 20 bed facility into a 51 bed hospital, and academic hub for Nepal.
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