Galmi Hospital is located on the south edge of the Sahara desert in the heart of Niger. In a country where there’s one doctor for every 30,000 people, the 120-bed facility provides medical care to over 100,000 Nigerians annually who are suffering from life-threatening and debilitating illnesses and injuries. The outpatient clinic also assists more than 300 men, women and children daily.
Over the years, the sand, heat and desert sun left the building structurally unsafe in some areas. In 2005, the hospital leadership team initiated a redevelopment project to address these issues. The first phase focused on the surgical ward, while the second concentrated on the maternity wing.(and since our hospital director has been know to regularly read this blog: PHASE THREE TO CONCENTRATE ON THE NEW OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSIO THERAPY DEPARTMENT???)