Build Health International

Project Introduction

After the earthquake in 2010, Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante grew rapidly within Haiti’s healthcare system. The completion and opening of HUM three years later expanded logistics and supply chairs to enormous proportions, putting pressure on HUM’s ability to maintain and control medical stocks and supplies. In the short-term, the hospital’s supply chain functioned entirely out of a temporary plywood structure with no ventilation. To improve the flow of hospital materials, BHI designed and constructed a 20,000 square foot, climate-controlled warehouse in Port au Prince.

Build Health International

Project Information

  • Square Feet
    20,0000
  • Operational Partners
    Partners in Health & Zanmi Lasante
Build Health International

Project Description

After the earthquake in 2010, Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante grew rapidly within Haiti’s healthcare system. The completion and opening of HUM three years later expanded logistics and supply chairs to enormous proportions, putting pressure on HUM’s ability to maintain and control medical stocks and supplies. In the short-term, the hospital’s supply chain functioned entirely out of a temporary plywood structure with no ventilation.

Partners in Health contracted BHI to design and build a climate controlled warehouse and distribution center to serve the local clinical system. Budget and site conditions were both tight. Previously, the site held a fish farm, orphanage, and a heap of junk cars. The soil was of poor quality and prone to flooding. Hard work paid off and now the 20,000 square foot warehouse, located in Croix des Bouquets, Port au Prince, has commercial grade shelving, forklifts, ventilation, loading docks, and refrigeration and stores medicine and consumables. The new facility has secured Partners in Health a stable, predictable supply of goods that continue to save lives.