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Frequently Asked Question's


1. Which countries get reduced fees,(what countries are classified as developing countries in the competition?)

Individuals residing and working/studing in one of the World Bank's lower middle or low-income countries get a special registration rate.

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon,
Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep), Congo (Rep.), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep.), Eritrea, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bisau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Korea (Dem Rep.), Indonesia, India, Iraq, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Kosovo, Lao (PDR), Lesotho, Liberia
Marshall Islands, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts.), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria,
Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen (Rep.), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

2. Mobility requirements. How long the designed facility supposed to be on the site? And by what kind of vehicles it may be transported? 

We would expect the facility to remain on a site for a duration of at least a year. Although this could be reduced depending on the circumstances of use. We have tried to be clear that we are not looking for the design of something as mobile as say an ambulance. The aim is to create a movable building that gives flexibility to both aid agencies and increases the prospect of delivering care to more remote areas. We would assume that the facility should be able to be relocated on a flat bed truck. 

3. Does it have to have access for the disabled people? 

Please note the statement below as stated in the brief:

Submissions should consider the following factors;

- Climate and weather [high heat and precipitation levels]

- Flooding 

- Local environmental factors and contextual issues

- Health and sterile environment

- Internal temperature and lighting 

- Material selection 

- Ability to be extended and adjoin other buildings

- How design and construction of proposal can stimulate 

local economy 

- Adaptability to varying site conditions

- Affordability 

Accessibility for all possible patients

3. Medical storage room (temperature controlled) have to be accessed from the nursing room or only from the small surgical procedures room?

This is down to you but it should be a secure lockable room, preferably under the surveillance of front desk nursing staff

4. What are the requirements for sterile environment  in this competition context? and what equipment is needed for the small surgical procedures?

We are in discussions with Philips about sponsoring some items of medical equipment but we do not envisage these to be large items that will have an impact on the size of the internal spaces. The jury may look favorably at schemes that build in some flexibility to the division and scale of spaces. We would expect any proposal to look at the cleanliness of the internal spaces and make suggestions accordingly   

5. Nursing area. How many visitors are expected? Is it also may be treated as educational space for gatherings?

In initial discussions between the project team we thought that two patients could be seen at once and that 10 more could be waiting to be seen. This waiting area could be integrated into any design or simply be outside or under a shade. If you want to look at adding educational spaces we would welcome it but be wary of the scale of the building reducing the ease to relocate.

6. Does the designed facility has to have staff room? And separate basic wash/wc ? 

No staff area is required additional to the reception space. It is expected that patients and staff can use the same wash facilities. 

7. What is the approximate required overall size of this health facility. (How many beds will be needed 2 or 20)?

While we do not wish to be over prescriptive the issue of relocation should be considered and design should reflect this accordingly. (2 beds should suffice rather than 20.) 

8. What 'small scale surgical' procedures should be accounted for?

The facility will mainly be for education, diagnostics and for the administering of ongoing treatment. Referrals for surgery to centralised hospitals are most likely. That said the jury will look favourably on proposals that suggest ways in which the facility can be adapted to support small scale operations should additional financial support from donors be received. 













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