Earthquake Patients Airlifted to PIH's University Hospital

At least 30 people transferred so far, many with orthopedic injuries, after Saturday disaster on Haiti's southern peninsula

Posted on Aug 19, 2021

Air ambulance on the landing pad at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti
Air ambulances began arriving Thursday at Partners In Health's University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, carrying people with severe or complicated injuries, mostly orthopedic, from Saturday's earthquake on the country's southern peninsula. Photo by Nadia Todres for PIH

Trauma patients from Saturday’s earthquake in southern Haiti are now receiving care at Partners In Health’s University Hospital in Mirebalais (HUM), a world-class facility that PIH and Haiti’s government built after the country’s 2010 earthquake. The first air ambulance arrived Thursday afternoon.

At least 30 patients, nearly all with orthopedic injuries have been referred to University Hospital so far.

PIH runs the 300-bed teaching hospital in partnership with Haiti’s Ministry of Health, and it is the flagship facility for Zanmi Lasante, as PIH is known in Haiti.


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