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Conjoined Twin Sisters Successfully Separated in Haiti

On Friday, May 22, history was made at University Hospital (HUM) in Mirebalais, Haiti. Just two days before they turned six months, Marian and Michelle Bernal were successfully separated following a seven-hour-long procedure that required the collaboration of HUM staff with a team of national and international surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other specialists. They are now reunited with their healthy triplet sister, Tamar. Read More ▸

Conjoined Twins Separated in Haiti

Twin sisters are stable and recovering at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Read More ▸

Haiti: Mosaics to Bring Inspiration, Hope to Rehab Patients

Mosaic artist Laurel True, members of the Mirebalais Mosaic Collective, and University Hospital staff and patients collaborated to design, create, and install mosaics throughout the new Center of Excellence in Rehab and Education in Mirebalais, Haiti.The project was made possible through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Read More ▸

Haiti’s University Hospital Celebrates Second Anniversary

Now celebrating its two-year anniversary, University Hospital in Mirebalais is a boon for the region and the country following the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer: Who Lives and Who Dies

Dr. Paul Farmer writes on the inequities of healthcare funding in "Who Lives and Who Dies," published February 5, 2015, in the London Review of Books. Read More ▸

The Life of a Medical Resident at Haiti’s New Teaching Hospital

Surgeon-in-training Dr. Jean-Louis Willy Fils lives and works on the campus of PIH-supported University Hospital. Read More ▸

Recipes by Chef Jody Adams for Patients at University Hospital in Haiti

Chef Jody Adams, of Rialto and Trade restaurants in Boston, created these recipes from local Haitian foods for patients at PIH-supported University Hospital. Read More ▸

Inside University Hospital’s 24-hour Emergency Department

Emergency medicine doctors could see any illness or injury at any moment—and PIH is training them to be ready. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer on Medicine and the Boston Marathon Bombing

At the inauguration of Haiti's University Hospital last year, Dr. Paul Farmer addressed the need for a system of medical care in disasters. Read More ▸

Patients with Broken Necks Heal at University Hospital in Haiti

Partnership, training, and resources came together to help two men avoid paralysis. Read More ▸

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