The 131-bed Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is the only 24/7 full-service hospital serving a population roughly the size of Oakland, California — more than 350,000 people.
Our hospital is the only facility within a 610-square-mile area that provides care for women with high-risk pregnancies, for children with serious illness and malnutrition, for people who need trauma care and surgery, and for those with infectious and non-communicable diseases. The most complicated cases seen in regional clinics and other medical facilities are referred to us routinely.
HAS Haiti specializes in caring for infants, children, and mothers. Our Department of Pediatrics and pediatric surgery program, made possible in large part through the efforts of partner organization the Schweizer Partnerschaft of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (SPHASH), are crucial resources for families throughout Haiti, who turn to HAS for specialized care. Children come to HAS with health conditions other clinics have been unable to diagnose, and for surgeries that other facilities cannot handle. A neonatal intensive care unit like the one at HAS is almost unheard of in Haiti, as is HAS’s policy to never turn away patients and family in need. SPHASH’s social services program ensures particularly vulnerable patients, especially those from the remote mountain regions, who tend to be the most impoverished in our large service region, will receive the health care they need.
HAS is entirely off the grid, and must maintain its own electricity and running water for the hospital and surrounding campus.