International Organization for Migration/USAID
Samangan Province, Afghanistan
The International Organization for Migration and USAID are planning two freestanding 100-bed hospitals in the southeastern provinces of Gardez and Ghazni in rural Afghanistan. Currently, Afghanistan’s health system averages one hospital bed for every 2,400 people, so these new buildings will provide urgent care to a country that is grossly underserved by hospital facilities. Both locations are approximately 80 miles outside of Kabul.
Program elements include an emergency department, radiology, surgery, obstetrics, lab, pharmacy, physical therapy, outpatient services, an education center, and other support services. The 115,000 sf prototype is designed to operate on a fully self-contained site, independent of outside utility services.