White in collaboration for new mother and baby unit in Democratic Republic of Congo

White Arkitekter, Panzi Hospital, Centre for Healthcare Architecture (CVA) at Chalmers, Gothenburg University and Födelsehuset are initiating a new collaboration. The aim is to develop a new Mother and Baby Unit at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. This week we met with Dr Denis Mukwege to discuss this very important mission.

Johan Lundon, White arkitekter, Doktor Denis Mukwege. Handelshšgskolan i Gšteborg. Foto: Anders Deros
Dr. Mukwege is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital and a prominent human and women’s rights defender. He has been awarded with the Sakharov Prize and Europe’s top human rights awards. The aim of the meeting with Dr Denis Mukwege is to develop a new center at the Panzi Hospital where women is to give birth in a safe and professional environment. A center that will stand model for a modern maternity and neonatal care in DR Congo.

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Prof. Marie Berg (GU), Maria Hogenäs (Födelsehuset) and prof. Peter Fröst (CTH) have visited Panzi Hospital and delivered a first report based on workshops and design dialogues. The next step is to develop a sustainable concept design for the new center.
We will share more news on this project as it progress.

Meanwhile read more about the Panzi Foundation here.