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Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health

Haiti has the highest rates of maternal mortality and child death before age 5 in the western hemisphere. SBHF's Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health programs are working to change that statistic.

SBHF’s Maternal, Neonatal and Child health (MNCH) program addresses a critical need for improved healthcare for mothers and their children in Haiti. In a place so close to the world-class healthcare available in the United States, it is unacceptable and unimaginable that so many women and children die unnecessarily.

The Maternal & Neonatal Health Center at St. Boniface Hospital provides the only high-risk pregnancy care on the southern peninsula that is accessible to all who need it. It also houses the only functional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the Southern Peninsula, which has cared for neonates from as far away as Port-au-Prince and Jeremie when their families have nowhere else to turn. 

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Maternal Health

In a region where three-quarters of women give birth at home without the benefit of a skilled birth attendant, SBHF places a high priority on increasing access to obstetric care.

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NICU

St. Boniface Hospital has the only functioning NICU on the Southern Peninsula, serving a population of 2.3 million people.

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Pediatric Care

SBHF provides a wide range of health services to children, including primary care, emergency medicine, surgery, and treatment for malnutrition. In 2016, SBHF provided over 13,600 consultations for children under age fifteen at St. Boniface Hospital.

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