Build Health International (BHI) is a nonprofit with 10 years’ experience planning, designing, and building sustainable public health infrastructure in low-resource settings. We believe that accessibility to quality, dignified healthcare should exist for all regardless of location or ability to pay.  The resources on this page are free and are designed to be used in resource-constrained settings. We would like to thank Regan Marsh, MD, MPH for her contributions to the development of these documents.

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Patient screens are an affordable and practical option for reducing the spread of infection in hospital wards. This guide outlines step-by-step instructions for constructing low-cost, portable, self-supporting patient screens. These screens can be used in any of BHI’s Coronavirus Treatment Center designs (below), or to adapt existing spaces for isolation and treatment.

Last Updated: May 5, 2020

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This Coronavirus Treatment Center prototype should be used by sites that do not have access to Covid-19 testing. This design is optimized to reduce the risk of patients with false-positive clinical diagnoses from contracting COVID-19 while in the hospital. This document includes a COVID-19 treatment Center overview, as well as layouts for key campus buildings including the treatment ward and staff workroom with don/doff space. Full construction documents for this Coronavirus Treatment Center prototype are available below.

Last updated: May 14, 2020

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This Coronavirus Treatment Center prototype should be used by sites that can test for the coronavirus and have high confidence that all patients in the confirmed (red) zone are positive for COVID-19. This document includes a Coronavirus Treatment Center overview and layouts for key campus buildings, including the two wards (one to accommodate suspected cases and the other for confirmed positive patients), as well as a staff workroom with don/doff space. Full construction documents for this Coronavirus Treatment Center prototype are available below.

Last updated: May 14, 2020

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This guide supplements the Coronavirus Treatment Center designs available above, and can be used for any site that need to establish a Coronavirus Treatment Center. It offers best practices and practical considerations for construction, as well as site management.

Last updated: May 4, 2020

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Produced in partnership with Dartmouth College’s Center for Global Health Equity, these document summarize existing technical guidance for clinical management of COVID-19 in low-resource settings. They are intended to help inform infrastructure planning, however they should not be used as substitutes for expert clinical guidance.

Last Updated:
Infection Prevention & Control: May 4, 2020
Conservation of PPE: April 30, 2020

 

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This drawing set should be used by any sites that need to establish a Coronavirus Treatment Center. It includes prototype Treatment Center layouts for sites with and without testing ability, multiple options for patient ward designs depending on the site’s needs, and designs for staff work rooms with a don/ doff area. This drawing set also includes electrical and structural drawings to provide building contractors and workers instruction about how to effectively build the facility.

Last updated: May 14, 2020

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