Hospital Haitian Institute for Rehabilitation, Bon Repos

On May 5, 2014, President Martelly, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Sophia Martelly has inaugurated the Community Hospital of Bon Repos and the Haitian Institute of Rehabilitation Gérard Léon. These two new facilities have been built under a tripartite collaboration of three countries, Brazil, Cuba and Haiti. The Community Hospital of Bon Repos has been built on a vast 4,248 square meter area with strict compliance to international quality norms. The Community Hospital of Bon Repos with 52 beds offers four essential medical services: (i) Pediatrics, (ii) Medicine, (iii) Surgery / Orthopedics, and (iv) Obstetrics and Gynecology. There will be doctors available for specialized consultation as well. It is expected that the people living in the surrounding areas of Bon Repos, like, Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Cabaret, Arcahaie, Fonds Parisien, etc, will be immensely benefited from this modern medical facility.


The Haitian Institute of Rehabilitation Gérard Léon is the first of its kind in Haiti. It is a public center built under the joint effort of Haitian Ministries, more importantly by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Affairs through the office of Gérald Oriol Jr., who is the Haiti's Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (BSEIPH or Bureau du Secrétaire d'Etat à l'Intégration des Personnes Handicapées). The Haitian Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Florence D. Guillaume was present during its inaugural ceremony. The ceremony was attended by many other representatives from the administration and delegates of the tripartite cooperation Brazil, Cuba and Haiti.

On behalf of the Haitian people, President Martelly expressed his gratitude to the Brazilian and Cuban governments. He said his administration will make every effort to deliver the best to his countrymen. The First lady reminded the importance of a community hospital in a society. She has expressed her confidence that the Haitian Institute for Rehabilitation Gérard Léon is a definite milestone in the improvement of quality health care in Haiti.

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