Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 6: A Lesson in Healthcare

This afternoon we visited Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais. Thanks to Kate's connections and hard work in the pursuit of a proper local contact, we ended up with a guided tour of the facility, some background on it's history, and its impact in the community

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  1. Full text was cut off, here is more of the original:

    This is a 300-bed facility constructed in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. It is a collaboration between the Haitian Ministry of Health & Partners In Health (co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer.)
    A public-private partnership, this is the largest solar-powered hospital in the world, and allows for global access to medical advice in a few clicks, as well as cutting edge technology on site for outpatient and emergency care and surgeries of all kinds.
    Roughly $1 gets you a registration card, and then everything else is covered. They perform 300 births per month, attend to countless orthopedic injuries in their ER from vehicle and work-related accidents, and an abnormally high amount of hernia injuries.
    This is the only place in Haiti to get free chemotherapy, pathology services and CT scans.
    Partners In Health continues to provide a major portion of the financing for the operating budget, from sources all over the globe. They even received some old church pews for the waiting rooms, donated by St Ceclia's in Boston.