Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

New hospital in Haiti proves that aid done right can change lives

Stephanie Garry, Tampa Bay Times July 24, 2013 The gleaming white hospital appears out of nowhere in the bustle of this impoverished city in the Central Plateau of Haiti. It seems even more out of place when you consider what’s inside: 300 beds — more than All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Six operating rooms. A neonatal intensive care unit. A CT scanner, the only one available to the public in Haiti. Most important, patients. More than 10,000 have seen clinicians since the hospital opened this spring. It’s one of the few visible signs of progress since the 2010 earthquake leveled Port-au-Prince. More than half of American households donated after the earthquake to help a poor country with bad luck. But for the most part, the grand plans of building back better have not materialized. The 1.5 million people living […]

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