2021 Earthquake Response

HEI/SBH is leading the response to the devastating earthquake that struck southern Haiti in August 2021.

Our team is working tirelessly to provide life-saving care to earthquake survivors.

We are evacuating patients from the earthquake zone to SBH so they can receive the life-saving care they need. We are the only facility in the region with significant surgical and emergency capacity to care for the high volume of patients. We are also providing critical medications and resources to hospitals in cities hit hardest by the earthquake. 

We are grateful to our partner organizations and generous donors who are helping ensure we have the staffing and resources we need to care for survivors, continue leading the COVID-19 response for the region, and see more than 500 patient visits each day.

We are particularly grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Health, whose support ensures we can respond quickly in any emergency.

You can support our earthquake relief efforts by making a donation hereAll gifts made through this page will be designated to our earthquake relief efforts. If you like to donate to our earthquake response in another way, simply include the words "for 2021 earthquake response" with your donation either in a comment (for online donations) or in writing (for mailed donations). If you have any questions about donating to our earthquake response, please email info@haitihealth.org.

For all media inquiries, please contact Katie Wallace at kwallace@haitihealth.org.

Our Work in Action

News Archive

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.

A group of people unpack cardboard boxes full of medical supplies. Some of the boxes are open and you can see blue medical masks and packages wrapped in a white wrapper. A man in black jeans and a yellow polo shirt bends down to unpack the boxes. Nurses in blue t-shirts in the background observe. There is a white ambulance with green lettering in the background. The ground is white and grey gravel.

HEI/SBH Earthquake Update on Good Morning America

August 16, 2021

SBH's Director General was interviewed on Good Morning America about the earthquake and the road ahead.

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.

A map of Haiti's southern peninsula. The land is green and the water is blue. A red dot on the left side of the peninsula indicates the location of a recent earthquake; a red dot in the center of the peninsula indicates the location of St. Boniface Hospital.

Responding to the August 14 Earthquake

August 14, 2021

HEI/SBH responds to the devastating earthquake that struck southern Haiti on August 14th.