When it comes to providing quality healthcare services, buildings play a critical role. Healthcare buildings should be able to accommodate modern technology, provide adequate space for patients and medical staff, and offer a comfortable environment for healing. Somalia is no exception when it comes to healthcare challenges. However, the country has made several strides in the past years by investing in the construction of high-rise buildings that provide specialized healthcare services.
In this article, we will explore the top seven tallest health buildings in Somalia that are making a significant impact on healthcare provision across the country.
Olow Tower – Height: feet (m)
Located in Mogadishu, Olow Tower is one of the tallest health buildings not only in Somalia but also across Africa. Standing at an impressive height, the tower was completed in August 2020 and houses some of the most advanced medical equipment available today. The building features state-of-the-art operating rooms equipped with robotic surgeons that have revolutionized surgical procedures.
The tower is also home to several outpatient clinics specializing in various areas such as cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, and pulmonology. The building’s unique design provides natural light throughout its interior spaces creating an ambient atmosphere for both patients and medical practitioners.
Moreover, the tower is built to withstand harsh weather conditions common to this part of Africa such as strong winds and earthquakes thanks to its robust foundation laid using modern technologies.
The building’s spacious rooftop boasts striking views of Mogadishu city and surrounding landscapes.
Almnara Tower – Height: feet (m)
Finding quality mental health facilities can be challenging anywhere around the world but not so much with Almnara Tower located right here in Mogadishu city. Standing tall at Feet (M), Almnara Tower specializes mainly on Alzheimer’s disease conditions providing advanced diagnosis, treatments and supports for patients with a long term cognitive and functional decline.
The tower is designed to integrate nature to the medical facility providing mental health well-being. Some of the treatments available at include animal-assisted therapy programs which are beneficial in reducing anxiety levels for both patients and their caregivers.
The building also has a state-of-the-art gym aligned at supporting physical fitness activities, as part of keeping good mental health that complements the primary goal of Brain Repair Centre (BRC).
Being one of the tallest buildings in Somalia, the building towers above all other existing structures making it a landmark even from miles away.
Almnara Tower has an on-site greenhouse that provides fresh produce regularly used by the kitchen staff to prepare meals for patients staying within its wards.
Shaafi Hospital – Height: Feet (M)
Shaafi Hospital makes it on our list thanks to its unique design that incorporates modern eco features such as use solar energy generating panels installed throughout the roof which allows for 90% energy requirement needed within the hospital being absorbed by it. The facility is located near Villa Somalia presidential palace in Mogadishu city, tanding tall at feet (M), Shaafi Hospital accommodates over 250 beds with almost half being intensive care unit (ICU) space fully equipped with advanced technology monitoring systems capable of sensing slightest patient data changes such as blood pressure or heart rate thus assist in having timely interventions on events warranting immediate attention.
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The hospital has an oncology center utilizing modern techniques including minimally invasive surgeries used in cancer treatment involving radiation and chemotherapy therapies. Other services offered include liver transplant units, gastroenterology centers among others demanded specialized medical disciplines capacity gaps still existing lost into alternative countries .
Shaafi Hospital possess one among few helicopters landing pads on rooftop decreasing response time required for emergency cases especially those requiring urgent transfer assistance.
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Muna Tower – Height: Feet (M)
The Muna Tower is an eye-catching building in Hargeisa city, Somaliland. This luxurious tower boasts the latest medical equipment for cardiovascular procedures and therapies found within Somalia. The tower is named after Muna Mohamed who was among Somalia’s influential and pioneering women activists that immensely played a role in raising the livelihoods of women.
Standing at an impressive height of feet (M), Muna Tower also offers facilities such as pediatric centers, urology clinics, radiology units plus many outpatient clinics dealing with a variety of diagnoses.
With a capacity of 450 bed spaces accommodated within all our hospital zones including; general wards with critical care options (which include Intensive care Unit – ICU beds, High Dependency Unit – HDU Beds), Neonatology wards- NCU, Nursery ward to name just but few.
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Vista Tower – Height: Feet (M)
The Vista Tower Hospital located in Mogadishu city stands tall at feet (M) providing affordable healthcare services to several thousands across East Africa. Vista Towers prides itself on having some high demand medical specialties such as cancer medicine plus other costly diseases diagnosis treatments available in the country.
The facility accommodates more than 300 beds inclusive of pediatric centers and numerous diagnosis treatment clinics. Since its inauguration five years back by Somali Diaspora Medical professionals from USA it has become one core facility sought after for specialized consults ranging from digestive & kidney disease among others disorders .
Vista Towers has extensive telemedicine credentials allowing access to patients not physically present on-site to subscribe digital health services via their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts thus maintaining continuous communication leading right series appointments booking to requisite experts consultations without inconvenience which might otherwise be caused owing Covid19 pandemic protocols.
Al Hayat Hospital – Height: Feet (M)
Located in Mogadishu City’s Dharkeynley district Al Hayat hospital stands tall over a multitude number of buildings around it standing at an impressive height of Feet (M). The hospital offers quality health services to surrounding communities as well as serves as emergency and referral center for patients needing extensive care in Somalia and its neighboring countries.
Al Hayat hospital offers several specialties that include orthopedic surgeries, cardiology services, intensive care units, general surgery units among others. The building has a spacious waiting hall designed to offer great relaxation moments while waiting for medical procedures thus reduces the psychological effect of ill-health on patients and their guardians
Ever since Al Hayat hospitals emergence as one of the outstanding health facility amongst few equipped with ICU’s within its locality more than 3 years ago we have seen numerous calls by locals urging Government through Ministry of Health and Human Services to collaborate with other stakeholders in establishing interventions geared towards bettering quality healthcare access across Somalia in meeting public needs.
Kahda Building – Height: Feet (M)
The Kahda building is located near the famous Mogadishu Stadium stands tall at height feet(M). This tower provides one of the best-quality primary health care giving out optimized emergency services. The private facility accommodates over 100 beds comprising birthing centers, surgical wards plus outpatient clinics offering a variety diagnostic methods such as X-rays ,ultrasound imaging scans equipment for key lab test samples provision
Kahda boasts its standards which improved it to be one among safest health facilities recorded by ministry staff owing advanced safety features put in place aiming at preparing disasters support facilities within compound residences living quarters Plus all built-in infrastructure aimed at providing required assistance both before after humanitarian emergencies events take place.
Being almost completely off grid enabled us taking measure initiatives against ever rising probability cases electricity drawbacks from public mains supply shortfalls giving sustainable power back ups using Solar systems alongside generating our water use which greatly assists environmental conservation measures across nation.