Murambinda, Zimbabwe; Murambinda Memorial Hospital Facilities improvements.

Reorganized the Murambinda hospital functions to limit TB cross-infection. The work included new construction and remodelling. A major goal of the medical program was to provide architectural solutions that provide improved air-flow as well as improved patient flow. To that end medical functions were shifted across the campus, a larger OPD waiting area was built, larger toilet facilities were erected, the out-patient department was enlarged, and passive low maintenance air-exchange equipment was installed. Incorporated all pharmacies into a central location.

Proposed conceptual modifications to existing hospital.

Proposed conceptual modifications to existing hospital.

Proposed conceptual modifications to existing hospital.

Proposed conceptual modifications to existing hospital.

Work executed locally.

Work executed locally.

The foreman in the red hat was very funny.

The foreman in the red hat was very funny.

Inside of the waiting area with improved airflow, cosmetic and structural improvements.

Inside of the waiting area with improved airflow, cosmetic and structural improvements.

Work in progress

Work in progress

New reception and pharmacy area.

New reception and pharmacy area.

Waiting area.

Waiting area.

Exterior improvements.

Exterior improvements.

Exterior improvements.

Exterior improvements.

Work in progress.

Work in progress.

Original waiting area.

Original waiting area.

Original entrance.

Original entrance.

Overall plan of hospital compounds.  Yes, I measured and drew the whole thing by myself with a tape measure.

Overall plan of hospital compounds. Yes, I measured and drew the whole thing by myself with a tape measure.

Trenching for new water piping.

Trenching for new water piping.

Remote building gutted, some exterior improvements.

Remote building gutted, some exterior improvements.

Excellent choice to improve air-flow in resource-challenged projects.  A few of these can really filter the area.    When you really need to address drug-resistant TB inside and cannot rely on electricity.

Excellent choice to improve air-flow in resource-challenged projects. A few of these can really filter the area. When you really need to address drug-resistant TB inside and cannot rely on electricity.