Kigutu Hospital & Women’s Health Pavilion
The Kigutu Hospital, Women's Health Pavilion will:
Save lives and reduce needless suffering.
Build a health care model for the country and region, raising expectations of what is possible.
Provide an excellent practice and training environment for Burundian clinicians, teachers, researchers, and leaders, retaining this talent in-country.
In response to the crisis facing Burundian health care, VHW is building an 85,000 square foot, 150-bed teaching hospital with 5 core services:
Maternity/Obstetrics – Prenatal and Postnatal Ward
Pediatrics – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nursery, General and Malnutrition Wards
Surgery – Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and Post-operative Ward
Internal Medicine – Men’s and Women’s Wards
Emergency – 24 Hour Triage and Emergency Room
Education and Training
Provide training and education that will bridge the current Graduate Medical Education gap and create a platform for collaboration with national programs
Provide additional professional skills training for local and nationwide healthcare professionals
When completed, we estimate the hospital will require a staff of 213:
87 Clinical (15 physicians and 72 nurses)
100 Ancillary Services
Solar roof that will be combined with our current hydroelectric plant to provide sustainable and reliable energy for the hospital
Innovative waste management systems
Blood bank and transfusion center
Dietary services integrated with our on-campus agriculture and nutrition program