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Haiti - Health : MSF will expand Care Center for Severe Burns
13/08/2017 10:11:55

Haiti - Health : MSF will expand Care Center for Severe Burns
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will expand its Care Center for Severe Burns (located in Drouillard, Port-au-Prince). This expansion will include 4 new buildings with an area of 1,621 m2. The plan will include an ambulatory service, isolation rooms, an intensive care unit and complete hospital facilities, making it the first of its kind in Haiti. Remember that the MSF Care Center for Severe Burns treats a large number of severe burns resulting from exposure to flames, burning liquids, handling of obsolete gas cylinders or electric shocks, which are part of everyday life in Haiti.

For the second time, MSF will appeal to Veerhouse Voda Haiti, a company that designs disaster-resistant housing, emergency structures and community spaces. The work is expected to be completed in 275 days as Veerhouse Voda's exclusive methods allow construction to be completed five times faster than traditional methods. Thanks to the use of the EPS foam manufactured by the local factory, the structure will be built at a lower cost and in accordance with Eurocodes standards.

"We are pleased to help MSF improve its Care Center for Severe Burns [...] This facility will be built with faster technology than traditional structures and will have the added benefit of reducing energy consumption," said Brendon Brewster of Veerhouse Voda.

Learn more about Veerhouse Voda :
Founded in 2012, Veerhouse Voda Haiti is located in Port-au-Prince, and also has offices in New York and the Netherlands. The company specializes in the design and construction of economic and disaster-resistant buildings and residences. The company offers a versatile alternative method using less materials, preferring expanded polystyrene, consuming less energy and offering shorter construction times than traditional methods. This construction system is used in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to build schools, individual dwellings, offices, hospitals, commercial buildings, etc...

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