The 2010 earthquake destroyed the public teaching hospital in Port-au-Prince. With the Haitian Ministry of Health, PIH/ZL is constructing a world-class, 320-bed teaching hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Before the earthquake hit Haiti on 1/12/10, the town of Mirebalais was the hub of a catchment area with a population of more than 140,000 people. Due to its high-traffic location, an estimated 20,000 new residents have migrated to the area since the earthquake. This increase in population, combined with the fact that Hopital de l'Universite d'Etat d'Haiti--the central public teaching hospital in Haiti--was destroyed in the earthquake, requires a large-scale intervention in Mirebalais.
How will this project solve this problem?
Following the earthquake, PIH and Zanmi Lasante, with the Haitian Ministry of Health, have expanded plans for a community hospital into plans for a national referral and teaching hospital. PIH/ZL broke ground on the hospital in fall 2010.
Potential Long Term Impact
Construction is already underway, and by 1/12/12, Mirebalais Hospital plans to be serving patients and training the next generation of health care leaders in Haiti. The hospital will have 320 beds & serve approximately 450-550 patients per day.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,517
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,517 . The original project funding goal was $50,000.