COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Health Equity International and St. Boniface Hospital are working to combat coronavirus and minimize its spread in southern Haiti.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a global pandemic. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses; COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) strain of coronavirus. The virus is easily spread from person-to-person.

St. Boniface Hospital is working together with the Haitian Ministry of Health and healthcare facilities across the South Department to treat the disease and mitigating its spread in southern Haiti. It is critical that we share the burden of care to prevent any one healthcare facility from becoming overwhelmed. Our staff is currently working around the clock to ensure that we can manage the disease while still providing high-quality care to the hundreds of patients who come to our doors each day.

Please check back to this page regularly for updates on our response.

If you would like to support our efforts to treat coronavirus in southern Haiti, please click here to make a donation.

News Archive

Southern Haiti Braces for the Impact of Coronavirus

March 15, 2020

Health Equity International and St. Boniface Hospital are preparing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Haiti.

Making Strides in the Fight against COVID-19 in Southern Haiti

May 6, 2020

Health Equity International/St. Boniface Hospital staff and Board members have made significant strides in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Haiti while still providing high-quality care to hundreds of patients every day.

WHO Provides Pandemic Training at St. Boniface Hospital

May 11, 2020

In March 2020, representatives from the World Health Organization traveled to St. Boniface Hospital to conduct a daylong training to help strengthen our ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three people appear in the picture. On the left, a community health worker wears a yellow polo shirt and wears a blue medical mask covering her mouth and nose. She holds a malnutrition screening strip against the arm of a young child, who is in the center of the photo. The baby wears a white diaper. The baby is held by an adult woman on the right side of the photo. The woman wears an animal printed head wrap and a black dress.

The Unexpected Impacts of COVID-19

May 19, 2021

The pandemic’s devastating impact on Haiti’s economy, food supply, and health system may be more life-threatening than the virus itself.