We fight injustice by making health care accessible to those who need it most.
On March 11, 1996, Zanmi Lasante was legally registered as a local non-profit organization in Haiti. In 2002, we officially started working within the institutions of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP). We are one of the oldest non-governmental organizations working in Haiti and have grown into one of the largest healthcare providers in the country. Our first healthcare facility was established in Cange in the Central Plateau, and since then, we have extended our services to 15 public hospitals and clinics across the Central Plateau and Lower Artibonite, serving a population of 1.3 million people.
The Cerca-la-Source Health Center
The Cerca-la-Source health center is located not far from the Haitian-Dominican border, approximately 36 km from the city of Hinche. It was integrated into the Zanmi Lasante network in 2004. It provides basic primary care and in particular HIV and tuberculosis treatment services as well as mental health and treatment for malnutrition, gender-based violence and cholera. The center provides quality care not only to the population of the municipality of Cerca-la-Source but also to surrounding areas such as Thomassique, Sylvestre and Cerca Carvajal.
Bon Sauveur Hospital in Cange and Thomas J. White Pavilion
The Cange dico-social complex was founded in the 1980s by Father Fritz Lafontant and his wife Yolande Lafontant, Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, and many other Boston collaborators, founders of Zanmi Lasante, to help refugees driven out by the construction of the Péligre dam in 1954. Located in the Bayes section of the town of Boucan Carré, the Bon Sauveur Hospital in Cange receives patients from different areas of the country. This health structure is the only private entity of Zanmi Lasante. The hospital offers services including the 4 basic services: maternity, pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine as well as mental health, community health, ophthalmology, and resistant tuberculosis services. The hospital continues to receive referrals from the Boucan Carré and Thomonde health centers.
Saint-Michel de Boucan Carré Hospital Center
The Saint-Michel de Boucan Carré Health Center with beds is an MSPP / Zanmi Lasante partnership recognized as an HIV care site since 2003. The center serves a population of 58,426 inhabitants. Along with Lascahobas and Thomonde, the Saint-Michel de Boucan Carré Health Center remains one of the first three sites for the extension of HIV care by Zanmi Lasante in the Central Plateau. It also offers general consultation care, prenatal care, management of malnutrition and non-communicable diseases, as well as emergency referral services.
Roy Sec Health Center (Belladère)
The Roy Sec Health Center is located in the town of Belladère and serves a population of 21,000 souls. This center of
health without bed mainly offers services for the prevention of malnutrition, vaccination, and some primary care provided by a nursing assistant.
Charles Colimon Hospital Center in Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite
The Charles Colimon Hospital Center in Petite-Rivière de l'Artibonite is located 23 km east of the town of Saint-Marc and serves a population of 192,500 inhabitants spread over six (6) municipal sections. The hospital center has made a reputation for taking charge of maternal health. The hospital receives a record number of deliveries each year. It is one of the few health centers with beds equipped with staff and infrastructure allowing it to perform cesarean sections. It also offers primary care, mental health, and holistic care for HIV and tuberculosis. The hospital center is one of the busiest in the region and in the ZL network.
Sainte-Thérèse Hospital in Hinche (HSTH) and Mgr Jean Baptiste Décoste Pavilion
The Sainte-Thérèse Hospital, located on the outskirts of downtown Hinche, is a departmental referral hospital which since 2004 has been supported by Zanmi Lasante as part of the extension of the HIV care program in the Central Plateau. The hospital is particularly used as a reference for health centers in Haut Plateau such as Cerca-la-Source, Thomassique, Cerca Carvajal, Thomonde, and the surrounding area. The institution offers the 4 basic services: maternity, surgery, pediatrics, and internal medicine, in addition to emergency services, ophthalmology, trauma, and mental health. Hinche Hospital also serves as a rotation site for the training of specialty residents and as an institution for the state practice of medical externs and nurses. The Sainte-Thérèse de Hinche Hospital also manages the Pavillon Mgr Décoste, which offers treatment services for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB).
Our Lady of the Nativity Hospital in Belladère
Located in the Municipality of Belladères, 42 km from Mirebalais, the Notre Dame de la Nativité Hospital serves a population of 82,655 inhabitants spread over 3 municipal sections. Built in 1948, this hospital will experience a boom from 2003 with the implementation of the HIV and tuberculosis care program of Zanmi Lasante. A few kilometers from the border with the Dominican Republic, this hospital occupies a strategic position. Significant efforts have been made by Zanmi Lasante to strengthen the hospital's capacity to provide quality services to the populations of the municipalities of Belladères and Baptiste, particularly in the area of maternal health care. The hospital offers holistic care in 3 basic services: maternity, surgery, pediatrics but also in internal medicine served on a part-time basis by an internist or a family doctor.
Dumarsais Estimé Center in Verrettes
The Dumarsais Estimé Center is located in the municipality of Verrettes, 27 km south-east of the town of Saint-Marc. It serves a population of 159,796 inhabitants. The institution functions rather as a health center with beds and offers HIV and tuberculosis care services as well as primary care such as general consultation, antenatal care, malnutrition management, and child health. Although the institution has the vocation of a hospital center, most complicated cases are referred to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles or to the Saint-Nicolas Hospital in Saint-Marc.
Mirebalais University Hospital (HUM) and First Echelon Health Center (SSPE) in Mirebalais
The University Hospital of Mirebalais is a mixed, public/private hospital, built and managed by Zanmi Lasante (ZL) as part of a partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Population whose mission is to raise standards in the Haitian public sector and to take a pioneering role in the training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals in Haiti. The service offer reflects the values of Zanmi Lasante and respects the agreement made with the MSPP. The hospital provides primary and secondary care, but also tertiary services, particularly to all those in need who cannot afford it, either because they are denied access to a certain level of care. or simply because of the lack of well-trained staff within the public system. HUM provides high-quality care because it firmly believes that everyone has the right to receive quality and specialized care. The right to health is a human right. Thus, services are offered in medical specialties not offered in remote regions, or even throughout the country, as well as new training programs in the health sector in Haiti. The services offered at HUM include outpatient, general and specialized consultations, the four basic services: maternity, pediatrics, internal medicine and surgery, as well as emergency, orthopedics/traumatology, urology, dentistry, mental health, and subspecialty care, including rehabilitation, oncology and a neonatal intensive care unit, but also a regional laboratory with culture and antibiogram capabilities.
Baptist Hospital Center (Belladère)
The Baptist hospital center is located about ten kilometers from downtown Belladères. It serves a population of 22,419 inhabitants. The bedless health center provides primary health care and refers urgent cases to Notre Dame de La Nativité hospital. Maternal health care is a particular priority. Primary care includes general consultation, vaccination, prenatal care, management of malnutrition, psychosocial support, and referral services.
Baille-Touribe Health Center (Thomonde)
The Baille-Touribe Health Center without beds is located in the town of Thomonde, a few kilometers from the city center. It serves a population of 7,900 people. It offers prevention and primary care services to the communities of Baille-Touribe and surrounding areas. Primary care includes general consultation, vaccination, prenatal care, management of malnutrition. The activities of the health center have been supported by Zanmi Lasante for several years in partnership with the Kampe organization.
Lacolline Hospital Center and Infectious Diseases Unit in Lascahobas
In the municipality of Lascahobas, Zanmi Lasante technically and financially supports 2 structures: The Lascahobas bed health center in the heart of the city center and the Colline Hospital Center 2 km outside the city center. As the first site of the extension of the Equity Initiative in the management of HIV, the bedded health center was rehabilitated by Zanmi Lasante in 2002 and was used for a decade as an infectious disease unit.
In recent years, the services have specialized in maternal health. It will soon be combined with the Lacolline Hospital Center. This was built in 2008 with the aim of increasing the range of services offered and especially the capacity to receive 70 hospitalized patients. The services of the hospital center include general consultation, prenatal care, management of malnutrition, HIV, mental health, tuberculosis, and non-communicable diseases.
The Jean Denis Health Center in Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite
The Jean Denis Health Center is located in the town of Petite Rivière de l'Artibonite. It is a very frequented, bedless health center built with the support of the UNFPA. It offers basic primary care, particularly in the area of maternal health. The center serves a large population of 46,783 inhabitants. Primary care includes general consultation, vaccination, prenatal care, management of malnutrition and referral services.
Thomonde Health Center
The Thomonde Health Center is a health center with beds whose operating framework is defined according to a partnership established between the MSPP and Zanmi Lasante. Thomonde is 18 km from Hinche and its serving population is 57,192 inhabitants. The health center particularly offers services in the management of HIV and tuberculosis. It is one of the first three sites for the extension of the Equity in HIV Care Initiative. The center also offers general consultation services, prenatal care, treatment of malnutrition and non-communicable diseases.
Tilori Health Center (Cerca-la-Source)
The Tilori Health Center is located in the commune of Cerca-la-Source, a few kilometers from the border with the Dominican Republic. The bedless health center serves a population of 12,526 inhabitants. The health center offers primary care services. Primary care includes general consultation, vaccination, antenatal care and management of malnutrition.
Saint-Nicolas de Saint-Marc Hospital (HSN) and First Echelon Health Center (SSPE) in Saint-Marc
The Saint-Nicolas de Saint-Marc Hospital is a reference hospital for Lower Artibonite but also for a good part of the north of the Ouest department. Although it is a referral community hospital, it manages one of Zanmi Lasante's flagship training programs as part of a partnership with the MSPP and the Departmental Directorate of Artibonite. The hospital serves a population of 278,783 inhabitants. The family medicine training program, the second of its kind in Haiti, has made it possible to strengthen the quality and offer of care. The hospital has basic services: maternity, pediatrics, surgery, and internal medicine as well as emergency services, mental health, trauma, ophthalmology, and rheumatology services.
The Saint-Marc First Echelon Health Center is a bedless health center located in the heart of the city. It serves a population of approximately 38,212 inhabitants within the municipality of Saint-Marc and its surrounding areas. It offers general consultation services, prenatal care, management of malnutrition, mental health, and non-communicable diseases. The center completes the range of services offered at Saint-Nicolas Hospital.