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From the earliest days as a fledgling practice, FBW Group has been involved in delivering life-changing medical developments across East Africa.

They include a number of clinics and hospitals which today continue to serve remote rural areas and their communities.

In its infancy in Tanzania, we worked for several European donors and faith-led organisations, looking to create much-needed medical and educational developments.

Some of that work is highlighted in a new book celebrating 25 years of FBW’s work on landmark projects across the region, including major health facilities making a real difference to people’s lives.

Today a cornerstone of FBW’s work is the development and reconstruction of urban and rural hospitals, providing practical solutions, responding to the local conditions and at the same time creating healthy environments for patients.

Many of our present clients are international health and research organisations, bringing first-world specialist facilities to East Africa.

We’re proud of the portfolio of clinics, hospitals and research facilities that we have developed, and which have benefitted people across their communities in so many ways.

Over more than a quarter of a century of work we’ve seen the advancement of medicine and medical facilities and the investment that has gone into ensuring those advances continue to be made.

In this issue of our newsletter, we highlight the progress being made in two of our recent health-related projects in Burundi and The Gambia.

In recent times FBW has also worked on a high-profile £9.5m project to deliver Malawi’s first specialist postgraduate medical training centre.

Building work is underway at The Clinical Research and Training Open Resource (Creator) which will provide the most sophisticated research environment in the country when completed

Creator is a partnership between the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine (CoM), Queen Elizabeth’s Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), the University of Liverpool and the medical research foundation Wellcome.

FBW’s Rwanda team has also delivered masterplan for the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) campus expansion in Burera district. The new development will deliver state-of-the-art facilities for students as the university builds on its work producing much-needed, high-quality health professionals.

Paul Semanda, associate director and the group’s Rwanda country manager, says: “The university is already playing a key role in transforming health care delivery in Rwanda and the wider region. This expansion of facilities will allow it to meet the increasing demand for the exceptional educational opportunities it offers

Stuart Harley, FBW operations director, adds: “We are very proud of the portfolio of clinics, hospitals and research facilities that we have worked to help deliver over more than a quarter of a century and which have benefitted people in so many ways.”