Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health

Haiti has the highest rates of maternal mortality and child death before age 5 in the western hemisphere. SBH's Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH) programs are working to change those statistics.

The MNCH program at St. Boniface Hospital addresses a critical need for improved healthcare for mothers and their children in Haiti. Our center provides the only accessible and affordable care for high-risk pregnancies—including emergency obstetrical surgery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)—in southern Haiti. Because of our reputation for delivering high-quality, affordable care, women and their families come from hours away to be treated by our staff.

Maternal Health

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


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

Pediatric Care

St. Boniface Hospital provides a wide range of health services to children, including primary care, emergency medicine, surgery, and treatment for malnutrition. In 2019, we provided 12,800 consultations for children under age fifteen.

Anne Lebrun and her baby

Our Work in Action