Nyanza Maternity Hospital

Location: Nyanza, Rwanda

Issues addressed: Poverty, Infant and Mother Mortality, Lack of Medical Facilities, Unemployment, Health, Alternative Energy, Sustainable and Passive Systems, Community Education and Empowerment, Job Training, Local Sourcing of Materials, Design Education

Summary: This project aims to provide health care opportunities to an underserved population, control the spread of infectious diseases using a new system of passive ventilation, and promote human dignity through design that empowers users and community members.

Team: MASS Design Group, UNICEF, Rwandan Ministry of Health, Transsolar Kilma Engineering, Nyanza Hospital Administration