Beautiful, Broken and Broke: The Story of a Scalable Prototype Hospital in Afghanistan
In the June issue of Healthcare Design, “Beautiful, Broken and Broke” tells the story of how Cannon Design, led by Principal and Healthcare Leader, Deb Sheehan, completed a scalable prototype hospital in Afghanistan—one that was built to serve as a template for future development in the remote regions of this war-torn country. In this feature article, Deb goes on to discuss the challenges and lessons learned in Afghanistan to achieve this unique initiative.
Building on this topic, Deb was invited to present “Off the Grid: A Prototype for Community Healthcare in Developing Nations,” at last month’s 8th World Congress on Design and Health, held in Kuala Lumpur (previous news story here). At what is considered to be one of the most significant international conferences in the field of design and health, Deb had the opportunity to connect with speakers from world governments, global universities and international corporations, as well as many expert independent consultants, to explore the essential role of design in improving human health, well being and the quality of life.