Baleia Hospital





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Belo Horizonte

Total Budget: $75,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health

76 years ago, in order to fight against the tuberculosis disease, the Benjamin Guimaraes Foundation was created as philanthropic institution of Whale Hospital (Hospital da Baleia) as state reference for health excellence.

Qualified as Hospital for University Teaching by MEC (Education Ministry), WH is a general hospital that offer 30 medical specialties and 95% of treatments are public (SUS, free of charge)We all know that a balanced diet is extremely important for maintaining and recovering health.

The Nutrition and Dietetics Service (SND) of Hospital da Baleia is responsible for producing and distributing all the food provided to patients.

Our main target is to offer an adequate and balanced diet, with special attention to food hygiene and safety, aiming at the maintenance and recovery of health, as well as assist in the development of healthier eating habits.

2,500 meals / day;

18 operational employees;

85% of the service is performed manually;

24 hours of daily operation.

The main goal of the project is to purchase equipment to make it possible the NDS - Nutrition and Dietetics Service.

1)Food processing machine with blades - CL60

2)Industrial Dishwasher Machine Model 9000, accompanied by table and racks

3)Self Cooking Oven

4)Modular refrigerated cold room

5)Heated camera - Pass Through Inox 304

The necessary funds to purchase the equipment is around U$70.000

It is an alliance of great importance, since nutrition is interconnected with the restoration of health.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4760

Rotary Club of: Belo Horizonte-Novas Gerações

Primary Contact: Leonardo Ferreira

Email: leoferreira@paineira.eng.br

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Belo Horizonte-Novas Gerações (4760)





Belo Horizonte-Novas Gerações (4760)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $70,000 by Leonardo Ferreira of the Rotary Club of Belo Horizonte-Novas Gerações, District 4760.

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