Kigutu Hospital and Women's Health Pavilion

by Village Health Works
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Kigutu Hospital and Women's Health Pavilion
Kigutu Hospital and Women's Health Pavilion
Kigutu Hospital and Women's Health Pavilion


In response to the crisis facing Burundian health care, VHW is building an 85,000 square foot, 150-bed teaching hospital with 5 core services: -Maternity/Obstetrics - Prenatal and Postnatal Ward -Pediatrics - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nursery, General and Malnutrition Wards -Surgery - Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and Post-operative Ward -Internal Medicine - Men's and Women's Wards -Emergency - 24 Hour Triage and Emergency Room

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Burundi is one of the poorest and most neglected countries in the world and today 80% or the population lives on under $1 a day. Hunger and poverty are exacerbated by a dearth of quality medical care, most acutely felt by Burundian women and children. One in 23 women in Burundi will die during pregnancy or childbirth in their lifetime. It is a country that has faced years of setbacks, brutal colonization, genocide, and political instability.


Today, Village Health Works is building a 150-bed state-of-the-art teaching hospital on a mountain that just ten years ago was war-ravaged and barren. The Kigutu Hospital, Women's Health Pavilion will provide essential and emergency obstetrics and surgical care, with a special focus on the health needs of women and children.

Long-Term Impact

At a fraction of the cost of a similar facility in the United States, the Kigutu Hospital, Women's Health Pavilion will save lives and reduce needless suffering. The hospital will serve as a health care model for the region and the country, illustrating both what can be accomplished and how to get it done. It will act as a training ground for clinicians, teachers, researchers, and leaders, serving as a platform to train and retain the country's medical workforce.


Organization Information

Village Health Works

Location: New York, NY - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @VHW
Village Health Works
Deogratias Niyizonkiza
Project Leader:
Deogratias Niyizonkiza
New York , NY United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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