ZOSLU Kinshasa DRC
In 2014, BPI decided to launch a programme to provide helthcare services including obstetric and neonatal support and paediatric care for children under five, in Kinshasa , DRC. The aim was to leapfrog healthcare delivery by providing an ultramodern healthcare facility with advance focus specialties that not only will reduce infant mortality, as well as the number of deaths during pregnancy and childbirth, but will be financially independent and sustainable and will provide an anchor for community economic development. Using green energy and local treated water we planned Zoslu Kinshasa to be net positive energy and water supply. Zoslu Kinshasa is planned to provide capacity building to the local healthcare providers community as well as to all supportive services the the Zoslu campus.
About Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the first sub-Saharan country, where BPI plan to launch its healthcare facility in collaboration with community leaders and local foundation in 2016. A long series of conflicts has ravaged the DRC throughout the 1990s, destroying most of the Central African country's infrastructure. Recovery continues to be a slow and complex process, making the DRC one of the least developed – and most desperate – countries in Africa.
In much of the DRC, living conditions are dismal, access to health care is minimal, and violence still erupts in unstable areas. Rape and violence against women may be more common in the DRC than anywhere else in the world. Though rich in resources that allow hope for a bright future as a thriving country, the DRC is still in dire need of economic and social reconstruction.
According to a 2008 United Nations report, the DRC has a population of over 57.5 million people. Of these:
- 75 percent live below the poverty line.
- More than half have no access to drinking water or to basic healthcare.
- Three out of every 10 children are poorly nourished.
- Up to 20 percent of children won't live past the age of five, and nearly half will die before their 40th birthday.
Without a doubt, the Congolese people are in dire need for assistance so as to achieve their potential for a healthy, peaceful and productive future.
Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on the Congo River.
Once a site of fishing villages, Kinshasa is now an urban area with a 2014 population of over 10 million.It faces the capital of the neighbouring Republic of Congo, Brazzaville, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River. The city of Kinshasa is also one of the DRC's 11 provinces. Because the administrative boundaries of the city-province cover a vast area, over 90% of the city-province's land is rural in nature, and the urban area only occupies a small section in the far western end of the city-province.
Kinshasa is the third largest urban area in Africa after Cairo and Lagos.It is also the second largest "francophone" urban area in the world after Paris, French being the language of government, schools, newspapers, public services and high-end commerce in the city, while Lingala is used as a lingua franca in the street.If current demographic trends continue, Kinshasa should surpass Paris in population around 2020.Kinshasa hosted the 14th Francophonie Summit in October 2012.
About ZOSLU Kinshasa
Better Place international in partnership with the Centre Evangelique Arche de l’Alliance and AECOM designed and will build, manage, and train healthcare professionals. In collaboration with The University of Kinshasa Medical School, SANRU, Women UN DRC, USA and Canadian Universities, Samsung, and the DRC Ministry of Public Health, BPI will lead the effort to overcome current healthcare delivery obstacles in a simplified, yet sophisticated integration of processes. Together these will form regional networks of skill and capabilities that thrust Africa’s healthcare delivery into the forefront of advanced medical futures and the local economy forward to meet growing demands.
This centralized healthcare facility will incorporates healing as well as learning, ideas developed from a combination of working in a region that has seen little change and inspiration from James Cameron’s idyllic movie, Avatar. From this movie came the inspiration for the facility name, the Zoslu, which comes from the constructed language of Na’vi that was meticulously created by Dr. Paul Frommer, literally meaning “to get fixed, heal and become well." This is not just a fantasy, but a very real and much needed service that will be provided by BPI’s unique facility, the Zoslu to its local community.
Service a population of 12 Million population Zoslu Kinshasa will be the first ultra modern healthcare facility in Sub Sahara Africa. With 16 Intervention Care ( operating rooms) , modern Emergency Care and state of the art Critical Care services Zoslu Kinshasa will leapfrog healthcare delivery and become the point of reference for Personalized medicine with Value Based Operation management, Advanced mobile and cloud technologies and a delightful design all focus is made of patient and staff centricity
|Project:||ZOSLU Kinshasa DRC|
|Country:||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Address:||Bulevard Lumumba, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Contract value to date:||$400,000|
|Funder: TBD||Funder: TBD|
BPI Democratic Republic of Congo -ZOSLU