On May 18, 2012, the Hospital Regional da Asa Sul was renamed "Hospital Materno Infantil de Brasilia (HMIB)", and on April 17, 2018, it became the Referral Unit in the DF Health Network, consolidating its role as a referral hospital for women and children health care, especially in the areas of high risk obstetrics, human reproduction, neonatology, pediatric surgery, pediatric infectology and maternal and pediatric intensive care, as well as a 24-hour pediatric emergency.
The first public neonatal ICU in the DF was inaugurated in 1986 at HMIB. The growth of this area of pediatric performance in the last two decades resulted in the majority presence of qualified neonatologists or those with practical experience working within the neonatal units.
Billiton Zink produced 20,000 t of zinc metal products, while Hollandse Metallurgische Industrie Billiton (HMIB
), which recently installed a Sirosmelt furnace, produced 20,000 t of lead and 6,000 t of tin.