From development project to locally-managed business
Since 2012, SolidarMed has been building houses for staff with the support of the Hilti Houndation to provide attractive accommodation at remote healthcare facilities.
At many health centres and hospitals in rural Zambia, there is a lack of accommodation for healthcare workers and their families, which makes recruiting and retaining good medical staff a challenge. Since 2012, SolidarMed has been building homes for staff with the support of the Hilti Foundation so that rural healthcare facilities can also offer attractive housing for staff. In this way, SolidarMed is working to tackle the acute shortage of healthcare workers in rural areas. In 2024, the investment and development project is to become an independent social enterprise.
Ubuntu Homes will let out the existing staff homes and will take care of maintaining them. The over 120 homes in three different provinces make a significant contribution to more sustainable healthcare. SolidarMed and the Hilti Foundation will largely be stepping back from this project at the end of the year and handing the operational management over to local actors.
Training is an investment in the future
Learn more about how SolidarMed is addressing the lack of qualified health professionals in rural Africa.