After eight years and counting, Haiti is still recovering from the utter devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake. Partners In Health continues to socially and medically support those who were impacted by the earthquake, as well as to build and operate facilities and systems that prepare Haiti for any future disasters.
The 2010 earthquake destroyed medical facilities, injured countless people, and exacerbated poverty, homelessness and starvation throughout Haiti. The earthquake deepened the cycle between poverty and disease and made health care all the more inaccessible.
PIH provides high quality health care, free of charge, at ten hospitals/clinics in Haiti, plus at University Hospital, the country's world-class, 300 bed teaching hospital that PIH opened in 2013. PIH community health workers, nurses, doctors and other staff save lives each day, as well as provide social support to patients and educational programs to communities to lift families out of poverty and to improve national health outcomes.
PIH, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health in Haiti, continued to strengthen the public health infrastructure to both aid in the long recovery from this earthquake and to better serve the people of Haiti.