Why we choose to build what — and where — we do
• BECAUSE “good enough” is not good enough
Access to a full range of health-care services — from prevention to primary care to treatment for catastrophic illness — is a prerequisite to ending poverty. A healthy family can support itself, send its children to school, and plan for a future.
Ensuring access for all requires a network of well-designed, well-built, and well-funded facilities coordinating services across a region, a nation, the globe. A public health infrastructure.
For our nonprofit partners, we build modern hospitals, clinical laboratories, clinics, and ancillary support facilities, such as medical resident housing and supply chain logistics centers. All are planned to complement the host country’s existing public health network so that no citizen has to go too far or wait too long for medical attention, or is denied care because of cost.
• BECAUSE we know how to build under extreme conditions
By choice, we work in some of the most impoverished regions of some of the most impoverished countries.
The locale is usually isolated and rural. Resources, both natural and commercial, are limited. Most materials and equipment have to be shipped from abroad and trucked in. Roads are unpaved, utilities are unreliable, and sometimes basics such as running water are nonexistent. As a result of building where we have, we've developed a specific, unique skill set within the industry.
It is that hard-earned expertise that we offer our nonprofit partners: tested and proven practices for planning, design, construction, training, and management — under almost any conditions.