Following the fundraising Cycle Expedition Myanmar that took place in November 2017, our team has been working hard to launch the Design Guide for Rural Health Centres in Myanmar. The data collected during the cycle ride combined with further research and Article 25’s expertise inform design guidelines for existing and new Rural Health Centres (RHCs).
Collaborations between Article 25 and institutions based in Myanmar (University of Medicine 1 and Yangon Technological University) resulted in workshops and presentations over the past two months. These events were essential to present the design guide, receive feedback on the research project and promote the application of this study’s guidelines in current and future proposals for RHCs. Moreover, these events enabled an open dialogue and collaboration between architects, engineers, planners and medical professionals, which is an essential step in order to deliver high-quality healthcare buildings and support the improvement of Myanmar’s healthcare system.
Next steps for this research project include the publication of an open source available version of the design guide and its translation to Burmese. Keep checking our website for updates on this research project and access to the final version of the Design Guide for Rural Health Centres in Myanmar.