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when design, development and health planning have a threesome

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Photo by MASS Design Group

Photo by Partners in Health

Photo by Partners in HealthI love it when policy, development and design get together and make a beautiful baby!

Read all about Partners in Health’s collaboration with MASS (Mobilising Architecture to Serve Society) ,here, to forge ahead the field of public-interest design.  Together, they planned and built Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, incorporating the local landscape, culture, sustainability, and demand-demographics into its blueprint.  As a result, they’ll be reaching a rural population of 400,000 with improved access to quality health care.  Truly, this is design for humanity.

For more information about this amazing field – check out IDEO (a leader in this field and major player in latrine-design in Cambodia), Public Interest Design and about human-centred design here.

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