Women’s Health Pavilion
On Mother's Day 2003, the United Nations ranked Burundi as one of the world's five worst places for women and children. Still today, Burundian women die with startling frequency. There is a 1 in 31 lifetime risk of maternal death and skilled birth attendants supervise only 53% of births. There is only 1 doctor per 50,000 people and approximately eight qualified surgeons in the entire country, a nation with a population of 10 million people.
The Women's Health Pavilion (WHP) will be a state-of-the-art teaching hospital faacility, designed to meet the specific health needs of women and children. The WHP will provide safe delivery of babies, safe emergency obstetrics care, vital neonatal care, early childhood development clinical and education services, and the capacity to develop comprehensive surgical services. Surgeries will initially be performed by international clinical partners, who will train VHW providers and clinicians from across the country.