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Solidarity with Haiti, 10 Years After the Earthquake

Solidarity with Haiti

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was devastating both in terms of loss of life and utter destruction in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The overwhelming tragedy attracted the world’s attention--for a moment.

But Partners In Health is interested in more than a moment. Our Haitian colleagues immediately responded to the disaster, and continued our decades-long work rebuilding the public health system, alongside our partners in the national government.

With your support over the past 10 years, PIH has built a world-class teaching hospital, launched a mental health program, battled malnutrition, and fought cholera. While the need remains great, so does our conviction to stand with Haiti.

What Do You Really Know About Haiti?

Chances are, you don’t have the full story.

Measuring the Earthquake's Impact

On January 12, 2020, we remember the devastating 7.0 earthquake that 10 years ago struck
Port-au-Prince, the capital and most populous city of Haiti. Its impact was historically unprecedented, in Haiti and around the world.


Join our network of supporters as PIH, our Haitian colleagues, and our global partners pledge to continue building a strong health system in Haiti.


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Our Impact

With your support, Partners In Health has delivered health care in Haiti for more than 30 years, in partnership with the Haitian government. Here’s what we’ve accomplished together since the earthquake.

Gifts that Save Lives

The contents of a “kit box,” containing thermometers, sterile wipes, malaria tests, and more.

Ten community health worker kits

Provides a dual mom-and-baby doctor’s visit—making primary care that much easier for the whole family.

  • Globally, 11,000 PIH-supported community health workers go door to door to deliver care to our most vulnerable patients.

  • They are vital members of the community; often neighbors and friends of the patients they accompany.

  • Your $100 gift provides our colleagues with 10 kits that include crucial tools like thermometers, malaria tests, and medications.


Oclène Davensky is fed a nutrient-rich peanut paste by his mother at the PIH-supported malnutrition clinic in Boucan Carré, Haiti.

One month of malnutrition care

Provide a malnourished child in Haiti with the nutritious, caloric treatment needed to survive.

  • In Haiti, starvation takes an especially cruel toll, leaving 1 in 5 children malnourished.

  • The results are devastating: Stunting, cognitive disabilities, even death.

  • Your $130 gift helps provide a child with daily doses of a peanut-based and vitamin- and mineral-enriched supplement that can reverse malnutrition.


Mother snuggles with her baby daughter.

One safe childbirth

Provide a safe, clinic-based delivery in one of the world’s poorest communities.

  • In Haiti, 1 in 80 women will die in pregnancy or childbirth. In Malawi, it’s 1 in 29. In Sierra Leone, 1 in 17.

  • A safe, facility-based birth, with a skilled clinician to manage emergencies, saves mothers’ lives.

  • Your gift of $500 provides this invaluable service.


Voices of Haiti

What was it like to survive the most devastating earthquake in modern history? In this series, Partners In Health doctors, nurses, and staff—all Haitians—share stories about their most salient memories from the January 2010 earthquake. Some discuss the first moments and days after the disaster, while others reflect on the months and years that followed.

Your Impact

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