More than 17,000 medical consults
provided in 2022

Our Impact: Health and Wellbeing Services

Health Issues in Latin America

Over half the children in the developing world are severely deprived of basic necessities, including adequate shelter, proper nutrition, safe water and quality health care.

  • Almost half of the people in Latin America live in poverty which contributes to low levels of health care.
  • 43% of children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished in Guatemala.
  • 40% of the population has no access to health care in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
  • 138,000 children in Haiti die each year from preventable diseases.
  • Across Latin America 1.5 million people live with HIV/AIDS.
  • Insect and water-borne diseases present large medical challenges across the region.

NPH El SalvdorHealth Care at NPH

Prior to joining our family, many of our children have never visited a doctor or dentist and are often suffering from malnutrition and/or preventable diseases. All children receive a health check upon arrival and are vaccinated as needed. If a child is ill, or has a chronic condition, the NPH medical staff ensures that he/she receives evidence-based treatment, safe cost-effective medicines, and any necessary therapy, including physical, occupational, art, speech and psychological. The staff also focuses on establishing healthy lifestyles so children can do well in school and excel as members of the NPH family. Each home emphasizes wellness programs that include nutrition, hygiene, health education, sports and recreation programs.

In addition to ensuring the good health of the children, NPH performs outreach for surrounding communities. For example, St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti treats over 100 children per day, and the Holy Family Surgery Centers in the Dominican Republic and Honduras provides outpatient services for NPH children and the rural poor as well as medical training. Overall, thousands of children inside and outside the NPH family receive quality medical care each year through our healthcare programs.

NPH Mexico2023 NPH Health Services at a Glance

17,020 Medical consults
2,018 Vaccine doses
7,057 Therapies (physical, occupational, speech, psychological)
1,579 Dental treatments
444 Children and adults with chronic conditions, disabilities or special needs supported

How you can help

NPH Dominican RepublicNPH spends over $6.5 million annually on providing the quality care necessary to keep our children healthy. Your gift can help our children grow into caring and productive adults.

$500 pays for basic vaccines for 20 children
$1,666 provides eye exams for 100 children
$2,800 provides dental care for 20 children for 1 year
$5,920 pays for comprehensive care for a child with a disability for 1 year
$10,296 provides emergency room services for 40 patients at St. Damien



NPH USA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, Federal Tax ID# 65-1229309. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. All donated funds are diligently appropriated and an audited financial statement is available upon request.

More Information:
• Our Homes
Our Children
• Outreach Programs
Health and Wellbeing Services Fact Sheet (PDF)
Nutrition at NPH
St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund, Haiti
Education Program
Higher Education Program
Girls’ Empowerment Programs