Build Health International

Building equitable healthcare infrastructure

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Build Health International’s mission

Build Health International (BHI) designs, builds, and equips high-quality healthcare infrastructure in resource-constrained settings around the world. BHI works with local and in-country partners to hire and train a technical workforce to ensure local communities have sustained access to dignified healthcare. 

Expanding equitable access to healthcare

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“By leveraging data, we can further support our mission. We can be more efficient in project delivery, and better communicate with our partners to provide more support and services for communities in need.”

— Sarah Sceery, Deputy Director of Partnerships & Administration, Build Health International

Impact in action

Five BHI women construction workers standing in a semi-circle, holding and examining a large paper schematic and smiling, at the construction site of the new BHI MCOE in Sierra Leone.


Upskilling women for construction careers

BHI is preparing women for careers in construction by training them to read drawings, operate machinery, and perform skilled work in trades such as masonry, carpentry, and plumbing.

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Left-side view of three individuals—two women and one man—sitting a desk looking at a document on a large computer monitor together. The man, closest to the camera, is wearing an orange hardhat and bright yellow shirt. The woman in the middle is wearing a high-viz yellow vest, pointing at an item on the screen, with eyebrows raised; the woman to her right is wearing a red beanie, resting her elbows on the desk.

Autodesk Foundation

Advancing sustainably built healthcare infrastructure

BHI harnessed the power of Autodesk software to reduce costs, streamline coordination, and incorporate sustainable design for two major projects in Sierra Leone and Nigeria.


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Over-the-right-shoulder view of two BHI employees (a man and a woman) sitting at a desk looking at an AutoCAD rendering on a computer monitor of Build Health International's Saint Rock Hospital project in Haiti.

Autodesk Foundation

Autodesk technology and healthcare in Haiti

Using Autodesk software, BHI is designing and building the Saint Rock Hospital project, a 13,600-square-foot primary care hospital in Haiti.

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Engineering News-Record Award of Excellence

Veteran contractor Jim Ansara wins 2022 ENR Award of Excellence for plowing through obstacles to build sustainable and resilient medical infrastructure.

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Three BHI employees looking at blueprints that are laid out on the concrete ground at a BHI project site.


Generative design in Sierra Leone

With the help of Microdesk expert consultants, BHI utilizes a holistic BIM workflow that features comprehensive energy, daylighting, and solar analysis for a maternal healthcare facility in Sierra Leone.

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Side view of a single-story BHI building surrounded by gravel and trees. A woman holding a cell phone in her right hand walking on the sidewalk next to the exterior wall.


Transforming health infrastructure

BHI looks to BIM to provide the building performance analysis power needed to drive design decisions that meet health care and energy‑efficiency goals.

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3D rendering of The Living, an Autodesk Studio. Large windows and sloped roofs, with a concrete patio surrounded by green grass. Trees in the background. Seven individuals standing in various places in front of the building.


Better health through design and make

BHI collaborated with The Living, a first-of-its-kind Autodesk Studio, to improve building design for medical facilities.

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