Hospital Description

Country: 
Haiti
Setting: 
Urban
Number of Patient Beds: 
70
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
70%+
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
100+
Departments/Specialties: 
ER
Internal Medicine
Ortho
Surgery
Pediatrics
OB/GYN
Urology
Ophthalmology
Oncology
Neurology
Typical Cases: 
Amputees
TB
HIV
OB
STD
PID
HTN
Disabilities
Diabetes
Stroke
Infectious Diseases
Malnutrition
Club foot
Eye care
Hydroceles
Languages Spoken: 
English
French
Creole
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English, French, or Spanish
Additional Volunteer Opportunities: 
Community outreach programs, church programs, local schools/orphanages

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Port-au-Prince International Airport
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
None
Transport from Airport Provided: 
Yes, cost is included in the participation fee.
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
30+ minutes
Type of Student Housing: 
Duplex/housing
Cost of Housing/night: 
$200 flat fee per person; Additional $10/night after the first full week
Meal Plan: 
The hospital provides 1 meal per day, which is the noon meal. Please bring/prepare your own food for breakfast and dinner.
Cost of Meals/day: 
The daily noon meal is included in the cost of housing.
Recommended Months to Visit: 
Year-round
Additional Fees: 
Transportation fees for extra personal travel (beach, outings, etc.)
Comments from Site: 
Due to the nature of the hospital - SDA missionary hospital - staff tend to be culturally conservative regarding dress code, social behavior, public displays of affection between members of the opposite sex, etc. Your sensitivity to this is appreciated.
Notes: 
Dehydrated camping meals and MRE's work well since you just have to add hot water. Also, instant oatmeal, quick pasta, and microwavable meals work well. Small local food markets and stands are located within walking distance from the hospital. Cooking: there is a microwave, electric pot and electric pan for cooking. Please bring your own dishes and cutlery.
Last Updated: 
November 9, 2015