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Schweizer Partnerschaft Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (SPHASH): Based in the Graubunden region of Eastern Switzerland, but active throughout Switzerland, SPHASH has recruited dozens of medical and technical personnel for HAS since 1997, financed several laboratory, ultrasound and other machines and has encouraged the long-term volunteer service of a number of clinicians. Following the horrific earthquake several significant projects for immediate support were started by large SPHASH fundraising activities in Switzerland and Germany. Important long-term projects of SPHASH are the financing of the Pediatric Service (Swiss Pediatric Program) running costs and the Social Service for indigent patients. In 2011 SPHASH renovated the HAS Laboratory and initiated Microbiology by providing a teaching Microbiologist, machines and material. SPHASH set up the Surgical Project with the purpose of improving Trauma Surgery and Anesthesia at HAS as well as sending Swiss Surgeons and Anesthetists to cooperate and train Haitian physicians, in collaboration with Swiss University Hospitals. New projects include a large Solar Project for electricity supply by solar power. SPHASH collaborates with other Swiss governmental and non-governmental organizations.