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Hospital Universitário Gaffrée e Guinle(HUGG), Brazil





The inauguration of the hospital in 1929, with beautiful and imposing architecture, was the greatest achievement of the Gaffrée and Guinle Foundation. Guilherme Guinle's philanthropic work that has grown in the field of ancient venereology and constituted one of the largest public health promotion institutions in the world. The conquest of Gaffrée Hospital and Guinle was translated into one of the most important chapters in the history of the School of Medicine and Surgery of Rio de Janeiro, the second medical school founded in Rio de Janeiro and fourth in Brazil.

The Guinle family and even Carlos Chagas always refer to the paper found next to the documents of Cândido Gaffrée, stating the will to bequeath a certain amount of money for the construction of a hospital, an intention that was resized by Guilherme Guinle. According to the deed of the foundation, it would be up to the Guinle family to build and install a hospital for syphilis and venereal diseases on land acquired by the family and later transferred to the patrimony of the foundation. The equipment and maintenance of the hospital would be at the expense of the federal government. It would be necessary to build and set up outpatient clinics for the diagnosis and prophylaxis of syphilis on land that would be purchased by the family's representative - Guilherme Guinle - on behalf of the foundation.

With the name of Gaffrée and Guinle Foundation, at the time it was the largest in the city, with 320 beds. In 1966 he was incorporated into the School of Medicine and Surgery. From 1968 on, it was renamed the "Gaffrée and Guinle University Hospital", a major reform to rehabilitate it as a school hospital. As of June 1, '82, through an agreement with INAMPS, it began to serve the insureds of Social Security
In 1969, through Decree 773, she became part of FEFIEG (Federation of Isolated Colleges of Guanabara State), later renamed FEFIERJ (between 1975 and 1979). On June 5, 1979, he joined the University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), now the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and became part of the Center for Biological and Health Sciences (CCBS).

On October 16, 1987, through Ordinance No. 05 of October 13, 1987, Gaffrée and Guinle Hospital became accredited as the "National Reference Center on AIDS". Since 1989, the Gaffrée has a Testing and Anonymous Counseling Center, starting from 1993, of Counseling Centers and Serological Support.

In the professional module of the Medicine Course, it has 500 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. It is also a school hospital of the Alfredo Pinto School of Nursing with undergraduate and graduate students from the students of the Nutrition and Biomedicine Schools. The Hospital also has interns from other public and private institutions from different areas of study (Social Work, Psychology, Speech Therapy, Laboratory, etc.).






The Gaffrée and Guinle University Hospital (HUGG) has as mission to promote health care with excellence, train and qualify human resources for the valorization of life and produce knowledge in order to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the citizen.
It houses undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the School of Medicine and Surgery, the Alfredo Pinto School of Nursing, the School of Nutrition and the Biomedical Institute. It maintains the integrality of its actions directed to the Unified Health System (SUS), particularly in the areas of medium and high complexity, outpatient and hospital.



Principal Investigator: Fernando Raphael de Almeida Ferry​ 







Address: Mariz e Barros Street, 775, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phones: (21) 2264-4742 / 2264-5844