With Africa's population expected to double by 2050, the continent faces significant challenges, including a critical healthcare infrastructure deficit. Saint-Gobain Africa is committed to addressing both current and future healthcare needs in the private and public sectors by developing modern medical facilities that prioritize patient care, staff well-being, and environmental sustainability.

According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, Africa will need between 550,000 and 650,000 new hospital beds over the next decade. This growing demand is driven by a young population with increasing healthcare needs, rapid urbanization putting pressure on cities, rising healthcare costs, and a shifting policy and regulatory landscape.

Key Objectives

  1. Patient-Centered Design: Saint-Gobain Africa offers tailored solutions to create healing environments that enhance patient comfort, safety, and recovery.
  2.  Staff Well-being: The company focuses on designing healthcare facilities that prioritize the well-being of medical professionals through features like ergonomic workspaces, good indoor air quality, and noise reduction.
  3. Environmental Sustainability: Utilizing eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient technologies, and sustainable construction practices, Saint-Gobain Africa aims to minimize the environmental impact of healthcare buildings while maintaining high standards of hygiene and infection control.
  4. Life Cycle Perspective: Considering the entire life cycle of healthcare buildings, from construction to operation and eventual decommissioning, Saint-Gobain Africa ensures long-term sustainability and efficiency in resource utilization.

Saint-Gobain Africa is at the forefront of addressing Africa’s healthcare infrastructure needs. By focusing on patient well-being, staff comfort, and environmental sustainability, the company is crucial in advancing healthcare infrastructure across the continent. Their innovative solutions help create responsive and flexible healthcare facilities that meet the evolving demands of Africa’s growing population.

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The time patients spend in hospital can be reduced by 30% by reducing noise levels to allow better recovery. This can be achieved by applying superior acoustic walls, ceilings and windows, as well as high performance drainage systems.