In Haiti and other developing countries, NGOs come and go. But HAS Haiti has stood the test of time, delivering life-saving healthcare and public health services for over 60 years.
We were a public health pioneer in Haiti.
The first of its kind, HAS quickly became a trusted, respected resource throughout Haiti. A widespread public health campaign early in our history, for example, helped to nearly eliminate instances of death from tetanus in newborns in our service area—and became a model for public health efforts around the world.
We have never closed our doors.
One of the oldest health systems in Haiti, HAS has operated continuously despite political upheaval, natural disasters, and extremely limited resources.
We work hard to stretch the impact of every donated dollar.
Even as demand has increased and the complexity of care has intensified, our dedicated clinicians and staff do a lot with a little, without help from the government or a large endowment. HAS uses nearly 90% of every dollar to deliver care.
We believe every human being is deserving of compassion and respect.
“Respe pou lavi,” or “reverence for life” is the motto by which we serve. We provide high quality care to patients and families regardless of their circumstances or ability to pay.
We collaborate with the communities we serve to help them improve their health and quality of life.
Through hospital-based care and community-based care, we treat illness and injury quickly and effectively. We also work to prevent life-threatening problems from happening in the first place with preventative health education and water and sanitation projects.
We are strengthening the groundwork for a strong, prosperous Haiti.
We believe that a just, stable, and economically vibrant society is possible for Haiti, if we can first invest in the health and well-being of families and communities.