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Project Introduction

To support the ongoing battle against drug-resistant tuberculosis and other serious infectious disease, BHI is partnering with Socios en Salud in Peru and Quincy, MA architectural firm Studio Umbra to advise on and design a three-story diagnostic and treatment complex on the northern outskirts of Lima, Peru. In addition to containing outpatient and inpatient services for patients fighting tuberculosis,, the center will also include a research center and BSL-3 laboratory, which will allow for the diagnosis of disease including HIB, hepatitis, meningitis, cholera, Zika, and chikungunya.

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Project Information

  • Square Feet
    24,080
  • Timeline
    April, 2018 - Present
  • Operational Partners
    Partners in Health/Socios en Salud
Plan
& Design
Operate
& Maintain
Build Health International

Project Description

Over 30,000 people develop TB in Peru annually, including 4,700 cases in children. Peru’s public treatment facilities for multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB are becoming increasingly overburdened, and there are no private clinics which offer the necessary infrastructure and security to provide care. To support the ongoing battle against drug-resistant tuberculosis and other serious infectious disease, BHI is partnering with Socios en Salud in Peru and Quincy, MA architectural firm Studio Umbra to advise on and design a three-story diagnostic and treatment complex on the northern outskirts of Lima, Peru. In addition to containing outpatient and inpatient services for patients fighting tuberculosis,, the center will also include a research center and BSL-3 laboratory, which will allow for the diagnosis of disease including HIB, hepatitis, meningitis, cholera, Zika, and chikungunya. “The idea is to make this great complex where we can provide the best standard of care using all of our combined experience,” says Dr. Leonid Lecca, a renowned tuberculosis expert and executive director of Socios En Salud....“We can then say to the world, ‘Here, all TB patients are cured. Here no patient abandons treatment.’”