Saving lives in Haiti
since 1989

St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund

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Provide ongoing supportLess than 1,000 miles from the U.S., Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

•  Plagued by both political instability and natural disasters, most people are unemployed
….and survive on less than $2 a day.
•  Poverty and unemployment make healthcare widely inaccessible.
•  138,000 children die of preventable diseases each year.
•  One out of four children is moderately to severely malnourished.

NPH USA is helping transform thousands of lives through the support of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos/Nos Petit Frères et Soeurs (NPH/NPFS Spanish and French for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”). Since 1987, NPH/NPFS has operated the St. Helene home in Haiti for orphaned and abandoned children. While the initial goal of NPFS was to build this permanent home, the large number of children dying from treatable illnesses showed a desperate need for a hospital that could treat chronic and other debilitating pediatric illnesses.


As new information on coronavirus (COVID-19) develops quickly and carries with it global implications, the team at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital is approaching this matter with the utmost care and compassion for our patients and staff.

Dr. Jacqueline Gautier, St. Damien Medical Director, reports that they are preparing a triage unit and a dedicated outpatient clinic to see all suspected severe respiratory tract infections as well as preparing a small unit for suspected cases in a new detached building by the front gate to care for them. Fortunately children at St. Damien are not severely sick at this time. However, the tests results will not be available rapidly and isolation measures are limited. She notes that there is an urgent need to stock medicine, supplies and food for two months in preparation.

Please make a donation to help us stock supplies and continue to provide care to those who need us and have nowhere else to go.

Download our Fundraisers GuideFunded through private contributions to NPH worldwide, St. Damien Pediatric Hospital provides high quality medical treatment for disadvantaged and sick children in Haiti. More than half of all patients are admitted for an infectious disease such as tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV while 25% are admitted for non-infectious diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and kidney infection. Most patients admitted are also malnourished. The outpatient clinic treats 100 children daily, for acute, parasitic, and bacterial infections. In specialized clinics, chronic conditions such as sickle cell anaemia, congenital heart diseases (CHD), tuberculosis and cancer are treated for months or years if needed. St. Damien Pediatric Hospital and associated public health programs of NPFS reach over 80,000 children annually.

Working with Father Rick Frechette, CP, D.O., President of the NPH Haiti Board of Directors, and Dr. Jacqueline Gautier, National Director for St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, NPH USA has created the St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund to support the budget necessary to run the hospital and provide support programs to the Haitian community. In a country where 1/3 of the population is under 14-years-old, improvements in pediatric health are a vital and necessary requirement towards Haiti’s economic, social, and political development. St. Damien Pediatric Hospital offers children a place to receive first rate quality and dignified healthcare regardless of their social level.

To learn more about the St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund, please contact Jennifer Rayno at

St. Damien Pediatric Hospital – Related Information:

Fact Sheet (PDF)
2020 By the Numbers (PDF)
• Hospital Report (PDF)
• Fundraisers Guide (PDF)
Malnutrition Program (PDF)
Profile: Fr. Rick Frechette, CP, D.O.
Profile: Dr. Jacqueline Gautier
NPH Haiti Fact Sheet (PDF)
VIDEO NPH Haiti St. Damien Pediatric Hospital 2017
VIDEO: Not One Be Lost
VIDEO: St. Damein Pediatric Hospital 2013
VIDEO: NPH Haiti St. Damien Residency Program
VIDEO: NPH Haiti Hospital 2006