Putting sustainability at the core of Africa’s health

The healthcare buildings we are designing and building today are very different from the hospitals, clinics and general practitioner (GP) surgeries we had become accustomed to for such services in Africa. Technological innovation, changing population demographics, shifts in expectations of how healthcare should be provided, and environmental considerations are driving a revolution in building design as achieving net zero becomes increasingly important. In Africa, Jabulile Nhlapo, Healthcare Lead (Principal Associate) for WSP in Africa, says accessibility must be a key consideration for governments and healthcare providers if true sustainability is to be achieved.

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