Have a Heart for Haiti

Please join us to kick off World Health Day and hear about the mission of St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti!

Thursday, February 29, 2029

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Island Walk Clubhouse in the Lanai
18700 Tantino Drive
Venice, Florida 34293

Light food and drinks provided.


Hosted by Doctors Jeff and Ellen Kempf

Jeff and Ellen will share their experience at St. Damien.


Special Guest: Dr. Victor De Los Santos Jimenez

Victor came to NPH Dominican Republic in 2003 when he was 7 years old. Growing up he excelled in school, enjoyed playing soccer and singing in the choir, and earned scholarships to help fund his university studies. Graduating high school at 18, he did a year of service at the NPH home. He graduated dental school in 2020 and has continued to work with NPH DR and the dental clinic. With a commitment to service, he has a dream of helping others who are in need and has shared his skills with NPH Haiti and St. Damien Pediatric Hospital. Victor is currently working on his post graduate studies in Oral Rehabilitation at Odontologia de La Universidad Católica Santo Domingo.

Above: Victor (left) in 2005, and at his graduation in 2020.

RSVP below. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a contribution.

World Health Day is an annual WHO platform which seeks to draw worldwide attention to key issues of importance when it comes to global health. This is a prime opportunity to spotlight the tremendous need and impact of SDPH, as it is the only comprehensive pediatric and high-risk maternity health care facility in all of Haiti. Expert, dedicated medical staff provide high-quality, dignified, and lifesaving health care for thousands of children and expectant mothers.

In Tabarre, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, stands Haiti’s premier pediatric and high-risk maternity hospital, NPH’s St. Damien, a 75,000 square foot, 224-bed facility with an emergency room, surgery, infectious and non-infectious disease wards, a dental clinic, outpatient clinic, public health, maternity, neonatology, oncology, and HIV program. St. Damien provides long-term care to critically ill children and high-risk expectant mothers who would have nowhere else to go. The hospital employs over 500 Haitians and provides more than 53,000 services to women and children annually. St. Damien is the only hospital in Haiti that provides specialized pediatric oncology care.

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