Because of the high incidence of burn victims in Honduras the Ruth Paz Foundation has signed a 25 year cooperation agreement with the
Health Ministry of the Honduran Government, to loan an area of 1,300 square meters within the Leonardo Martinez Public Hospital, for the
construction of a Burn Hospital for Children.
This project was another of our dear Ruth's dreams and her desire to help the poor and needy children of our country. Burn children was
one of Ruth's priorities and continues to be for the Ruth Paz Foundation.
RPF supports, a very small ward for Burn Children at the Public General Hospital Mario C. Rivas in San Pedro Sula, providing medications
and supplies not available at the hospital.
This unit consists of 5 beds, which does not fulfill the extreme need. Severe cases are taken to the USA paid with our own funds obtained
through donations and benefactors.
During the past 20 years, we have been sending patients to Shriners Hospitals in Galveston, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts, but each
year the difficulties increase due to costs such as airline tickets, US visa requirements and other travel needs.
This unit will provide complete care (we will accept adults when the case calls for); it will include emergency treatment, recuperation,
rehabilitation and physical therapy. The Boston Shriners Burn Hospital will be a sister organization to our BH.
The initial cost for this construction is 12 million Lempiras, equivalent to approximately 735,680 thousand Dollars. (18.50 x 1$) . Through
donations and activities we have come to gather 4 million Lempiras. We have quite a ways to go and therefore, we need to continue searching for ways
and means to see this project become a reality.
Burn Unit at Hospital Leonardo Martinez
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The Ruth Paz foundation is a non-profit, tax deductible - status 501 c-3 - charitable organization dedicated to
providing life-changing medical care and support to underprivileged Honduran children and thier families.