The solar-powered Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti has officially opened its doors.
The development of the property was a joint project between US-based Partners in Health and its sister group, Zanmi Lasante. The hospital is a public facility of Haiti’s Ministry of Health.
The 300-bed hospital has 30 outpatient consulting rooms and six operating suites, with the capability of serving 500 patients every day.
It will offer HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis care, along with treatment for noncommunicable diseases, primary care, prenatal care and dental care, among other services.
It is capable of producing more than 100 percent of its energy needs during peak daylight hours. The hospital said any excess power generated is sent back into the power grid.
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