Project Type

Health Clinic

Project Location

Sierra Leone

Project Partner

Engineers Without Borders

Puget Sound Professional Chapter

Project Start Date


Project Team

Buzz Tenenbom - Project Lead

Megan Altendorf - Project Lead

Mahboobeh Shamsian

Logan Hanson

Alex Bautz

# of AWB Volunteers



Wai Community in the south of Sierra Leone had a health clinic that was destroyed during their 11 year civil war ending in 2002.  Currently, medical services in the area are severely limited. This clinic will primarily provide services for women, including maternity, new born and pediatric care.  However, it’s expected there will also be limited services for all community members. 

AWB's role is to develop the program and design a sustainable structure. The program includes the spaces needed, such as exam rooms, surgical areas, meeting rooms, a clinical hall, offices, a kitchen and semi-public courtyard for families. The structure’s design includes a natural ventilation system, rainwater harvesting, composting toilets, and solar photovoltaic cells for electrical power. It is expected that most of the project will be constructed using local labor.   


This is an active project and we will provide updates as the project continues to take form.  

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