The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed 200-bed isolation field hospital was designed, manufactured and installed by Weatherhaven in Conakry, Guinea. Officially opened by the Guinean Government delegation including the Prime Minister, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, in November 2020, the facility was funded and donated by United Arab Emirates (UAE) Humanitarian Aid to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. At its heart are the Isolation Wards and Intensive Care Unit (ICUs) which maintain a negative pressure, HEPA filtered, clean air environment. Adjoining reception, administration, sterilization, lab, pharmacy and ablution units provide the essential supporting medical services needed to provide patient care. The entire facility is self-sufficient, with its own power generation and water distribution systems to enable the many facility systems to function.
Doctor Colonel Remy Lamah, Guinean Minister of Health, said: “On behalf of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Professor Alpha Condé, and most of all, on the behalf of the Guinean people, I want to thank the UAE leadership for funding the construction of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Field Hospital and all stakeholders involved for the incredible job they have done along with other partners for building this field hospital quickly and professionally.”