Earthquake Response

HEI/SBH are urgently responding to the earthquake. Support our efforts here. Media inquiries contact Katie Wallace at

A man receives care for his wounds. His arm crosses the center of the page, he has a white bandage on his forearm. Two nurses stand in the background, one wearing green scrubs and the other wearing blue scrubs. They are wearing white exam gloves and are attaching a tube to his arm.

Responding to the August 14th Earthquake

We are providing emergency care for survivors.

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Recent Updates

HEI/SBH Appoints Michele David, MD, as New Board Chair

September 8, 2021

Dr. David brings her clinical expertise and lifelong commitment to health equity to the Board Chair position.

Lakou Mizik Promotes HEI Earthquake Relief Alongside New Music Video

August 25, 2021

Haitian band Lakou Mizik promotes HEI/SBH's earthquake relief efforts alongside the release of their new music video for the song "No Rival".

A young boy lies in a hospital bed with a leg injury. He is covered by an orange and white blanket. His right leg is wrapped in a bandage below the knee.

Earthquake Relief Update August 22

August 22, 2021

HEI/SBH is providing orthopedic and trauma surgery to survivors; organizing mobile clinics; and supporting healthcare facilities in the earthquake-affected area.

Two doctors treat a young boy with a broken leg. The boy sits in a hospital bed, he has a white cast on his leg. A doctor in a light blue gown and a white face masks prepares to open his leg cast with a tool. Another doctor in a light blue gown and white face mask stands to the side and observes.

Earthquake Relief Update Aug 18

August 18, 2021

HEI/SBH continues to evacuate patients and provide urgent surgical and emergency care for earthquake survivors.