On October 14, 2020, Health Equity International held its first-ever virtual gala. Entitled Responding to COVID-19: A virtual celebration of hope and healing at St. Boniface Hospital, the event brought together over 200 friends, partners, and supporters from around the world. Throughout the event, St. Boniface Hospital's clinicians discussed how they navigated the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to care for thousands of patients who relied on us to be there for them, no matter what. The clinicians also shared deeply personal stories of patients they can never forget, and whose lives they changed.
The event also honored Jim Ansara, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Build Health International (BHI). Jim's decade of work in Haiti has had a profound impact at St. Boniface Hospital; he and his team have been the driving force behind our growth. Together, Jim and BHI constructed St. Boniface’s Maternal and Neonatal Health Center, Surgical Center, Center for Infectious Disease and Emergency Care, COVID-19 Triage and Treatment Center, and more. We are proud to be Jim's friend and partner and we are deeply grateful for his unwavering commitment to health equity in Haiti and around the world.
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