Partner in Health’s partner organization Socios en Salud was founded in response to an overwhelming need to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis. Across Peru more than 30,000 people are contracting MDR-TB annually and countrywide, public facilities are overburdened, and many private clinics are unable to safely provide care. While Socios en Salud has already made a great impact in Peru, in order to expand their fight against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), there is a need for a new treatment and testing facility. Socios en Salud engaged the team to design a three-story diagnostic and testing facility, located on the northern edge of Lima. When complete, the project will include outpatient clinics, a state-of-the-art inpatient facility, and a BSL-3 Laboratory to support diagnostics and research. In addition to providing care and diagnostics for drug-resistant tuberculosis, the lab will have the capability to diagnose HIB, hepatitis, meningitis, cholera, Zika, and chikungunya. Designed to be a beacon within an expanding neighborhood, the facade is inspired by vernacular details and designed to minimize heat gain. The facility will provide care for infectious disease patients so critical attention is placed on the planning of the facility to ensure it is a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff.
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