National Institute of Health
of Guinea Bissau

National Institute of Health
of Guinea Bissau

National Institute of Health
of Guinea Bissau

The Foundation for a Sustainable, Long-term Public Health Presence

With aspirations to lead key public health functions in the area, including laboratory science, disease monitoring, and outbreak response, the National Institute of Health of Guinea Bissau (NIH-GB) partnered with both us and the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) to develop a concept design for a facility to house the NIH-GB.

Based on an initial study by Amilcar Tanuri, MD, PhD, we developed a concept design that is sensitive to the limited resources in Guinea Bissau while fully serving the mission and functions of the institute; further improving biosafety measures, staff trainings, and equipment use; and supporting the implementation of a Quality Program. Additionally, the design supports epidemiological work and facilitates the development of platforms to serve multiple diseases and research in support of science.

Although funding is not currently available for a new building, NIH-GB is confident that armed with a good design, resources will be found to build this new NIH-GB National Public Health Lab.

“On behalf of the IANPHI group in Atlanta, I send our heartfelt appreciation for the work of D4O on this project. The design that you created exceeds all of our expectations and so clearly reflects both the very specific needs of the institute and the amazing creativity and responsiveness of your team. We are so honored and thankful for the partnership with D4O and look forward to many more such fruitful and beneficial collaborative efforts on behalf of our member institutes in Africa”

– Allison L. Greenspan, MPH, Program Manager
International Association of National Public Health Institutes · IANPHI
Emory Global Health Institute