GAR Natural Ventilation (NATVENT)
The GAR Natvent for infection control
Using natural ventilation and other affordable and sustainable means to maximise availability of safe infectious diseases wards and isolation facilities, particularly in low-income settings; bolster health systems; minimise costs and environmental emissions.
Infectious disease ward, Sierra Leone
WHO has designed a ward for infectious diseases in Sierra Leone to manage patients with severe infectious diseases safely. GAR saw this project as an opportunity to develop a model isolation unit for low income countries that incorporates principles of isolation and natural ventilation.