On our recent trip to Haiti,Music for Relief traveled about an hour outside Port-Au-Prince into the mountains to Mirebalais. We toured the Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais, a new teaching hospital built by Partners in Health with the Haitian Ministry of Health, scheduled to open in March 2013. Music for Relief contributed funds to help build the hospital as part of Download to Donate v 2.0 in 2011.
The 300-bed national public teaching hospital will provide primary care services to nearly 185,000 people in Mirebalais and central Haiti and provide advanced care to patients who are referred from community hospitals throughout the Central Plateau and Artibonite departments, as well as parts of Port-au-Prince. The hospital will eventually employ up to 800 Haitian staff and serve as the first university teaching hospital in central Haiti, providing residencies and clinical rotations for Haiti’s national medical and nursing schools.
Music for Relief also got to check out the hospital’s 1,800 solar panels on the roof which will produce 100% of its energy needs during peak daylight hours and feed surplus energy back into the grid, the first agreement of its kind in Haiti. It was awesome to see this wonderful hospital, and to know that MFR supporters were a part of making this a reality. Thank you for supporting Download to Donate for Haiti.