Baleia Hospital





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Belo Horizonte

Total Budget: $70,000

Area of Focus: None

Established 76 years ago to fight tuberculosis, the "Benjamin Guimarães" Foundation is a philanthropic institution that maintains the "Hospital da Baleia", a state reference of excellence in health. Qualified as a Teaching Hospital, "Baleia" is a general hospital that offers 30 medical specialties and 95% of its care is directed to the free public health system.

The "Hospital da Baleia" offers 30 medical specialties and, among theses, holds 6 reference centers in Minas Gerais State.

The "Hospital da Baleia" assists patients from 88% of counties in Minas Gerais State.


Increase the quality and quantity of meals served to patients every day, through the purchase of new equipment.

The new equipment will allow "Hospital da Baleia" to offer an adequate and balanced diet, with special attention to hygiene and, 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.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4760

Rotary Club of: Belo Horizonte-Novas Gerações

Primary Contact: Leonardo Ferreira

Email: leoferreira@paineira.eng.br

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Project Status

Need $65,000
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Belo Horizonte-Novas Gerações (4760)





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