St. Damien’s is the country’s only hospital specializing in medical care for children. With inpatient and outpatient facilities, the hospital includes 24/7 emergency services, a dedicated intensive care center, operating units, and a unit for infectious diseases with specialist departments for tuberculosis, cholera, or cardiovascular conditions. The hospital has a unique pediatric cancer ward that gives Haiti’s disadvantaged children access to chemotherapy, and there are special obstetric facilities for high-risk pregnancies and a dedicated neonatal unit. Laboratory facilities, a dental unit, and a special kitchen complement the very special facilities of St. Damien’s Hospital.
An important offshoot of St. Damien’s is the Public Health Center, the specialist center for vaccinations, public health education, and HIV/AIDS care. Working in partnership with the Bernard Mevs hospital and the Université de Notre Dame d’Haiti, a three-year pediatrician training program was introduced as part of the medical training curriculum in 2013. The program works in cooperation with well-known hospital providers in the United States and Europe. The partners are committed to establishing and maintaining medical standards and training the medical staff of St. Damien’s. In 2018 alone, nph Haiti provided more than 80,000 treatments.
nph (nuestros pequeños hermanos - our little brothers and sisters) was founded in 1954 by Padre William Wasson in Mexico. nph Kinderhilfe Lateinamerika e. V. was founded in 1985 and currently boasts approx. 30 employees located in Karlsruhe, Germany.
As an international Christian children's charity, it supports ten children's villages in nine Latin American countries, where about 3,200 girls and boys in need have found a home. More than 18,000 children have grown up with nph and have thus found their way into an independent life.