St Damien Paediatric Hospital

NPH runs the only children’s hospital in the whole of Haiti (a country of 11 million people).

How it started?

Fr. Rick Frechette (who is also a doctor) started our NPH children’s home in Haiti in 1987. Many children were arriving at the home with a mystery terminal illness. With help from Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity, NPH founded ‘Saint Damien,’ a hospice for children with HIV/AIDS.

Fr. Rick wanted to find medical solutions for these children and others in need. Through the support of generous donors St Damien Paediatric Hospital was born.

After the devastating 2010 earthquake (which killed over 200,000 people), our hospital programmes were expanded to help more children and families.

What we do:

  • We are saving lives in Haiti– We were able to serve 91,000 babies, children and pregnant women in 2018.
  • We help children with cancer – We are the only hospital in the country which treats children who have cancer.
  • We help deliver babies – We delivered 2689 babies in 2018 and helped women with high-risk pregnancy needs. 
  • We help keep hearts beating – We gave cardiac surgery to 26 children in 2018.
  • We help the poorest of Haiti’s children – We help kids who are affected by malnutrition, cholera, TB and HIV.

In Haiti 1 in 10 children do not make it to their 5th birthday. With your help we can prevent another mother from losing her child.

How can you support our children’s hospital?

Be a Life-giver for as little as $15 per month and you can help support our life-saving work.

$15 per month: Supplies lab tests for 4 children each month who are admitted to our malnutrition ward.

$40 per month: Supports one child per year who is admitted to our cholera ward.

Be a Life-giver here