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Haiti - Health : Inauguration of the University Hospital of Mirebalais
08/11/2012 10:35:11

Haiti - Health : Inauguration of the University Hospital of Mirebalais
Tuesday, the inauguration ceremony of the University Hospital of Mirebalais (HUM) [Lower Central Plateau], took place in the presence of President Michel Martelly, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, Ms Florence Duperval, the Minister of Public Health, of Dieuseul Desras, President of the Senate, Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and several other parliamentarians and personalities.

With an area of ​​205.000 square feet, at a cost of $17 million, the HUM is the result of a partnership between the NGO Zanmi Lasante, of international donors, including the World Bank and the Haitian State.

Once opened [early 2013], the HUM will offer residencies in medicine in many areas [internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery], it will provide advanced trainingin specializations, including emergency care, neonatal intensive care and surgery, in addition to serving of host site, for the clinical training of national schools of nursing.

In his intervention, the Head of State has declared "[...] the inauguration of this new hospital in Mirebalais shows to all that decentralization has started, this is a hospital that has 30 Outpatients Consulting Rooms, 300 inpatient beds, 6 operating rooms, a space to accommodate up to 140 students and resident physicians and receive about 500 people per day in consultation.

This hospital is one of the largest hospital there is in the region [...] allows us to show that we are able to do with renewable energy, with new technologies [...] we have nearly 1,800 solar panels that will provide electricity to the entire hospital [...] it is not just a hospital, but a new way of thinking.

Health is one thing that the State owes you. All the time we talk about rule of law [...] that is the right to education, the right to health [...] to be educated you must be healthy. So today, the state made a partnership with Partners In Health / Zanmi Lasante to bring health to the people of Haiti [...]"

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