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Amie Akers , AIA

Associate | HKS Inc.

Amie Akers is an architect and senior medical planner at HKS Inc. with over 7 years of experience working on the master planning, programming, design, and construction of healthcare facilities. She is passionate about her Houston community and the people she serves through design.


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Reducing Neonatal Mortality Through Design: Mbale Regional Referral Hospital Neonatal Unit

How do you support a population of 4.5 million with limited staff and no reliable sources of electricity and water? This session will present a case study of the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital’s Neonatal Unit. This project was designed to address the challenges of a low resource setting while pursuing the goal of reducing the neonatal mortality rate in that region of Uganda.

In this session, attendees will learn how to apply the principles of restorative design, contextual design, and resilient design to promote community well-being within a low resource setting, with special attention given to the specific needs of neonates.

Course expires 08/25/2025

1.00 LU|HSW