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University Hospital of Haiti (Hôpital de l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti - HUEH) / Ears, Nose and Throat Department (ENT)

Five medical professionals attending to a patient lying on a stretcher
© CBM / Frededic Dupoux
Dr Jean Gilles Patrick, doing an ear surgery to a patient: Georges Basiri. Together with one of the nurses Woodeline Jean, Dr Jean Gilles Patrick make sure Georges won’t have an ear infection that could lead to impairment.
Main objectives
  • To support services of the ENT department of the University Hospital of Haiti in Port-au-Prince and ensure that ENT services remain available within Haiti.
Name of the partner
University Hospital of Haiti (Hôpital de l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti - HUEH) / Ear, Nose and Throat Department (ENT)

Our work today
Financial and operational support to maintain the ENT department and advocate for accessible services in this specialized area.

Current activities
  • Detection and treatment of diseases related to the ear, nose and throat
  • Surgeries
  • Training of ENT residence
  • Continuation and improvement of the residency programme

About the partner
The Ears, Nose and Throat Department (ENT) is part of the University Hospital of Haiti in Port-au-Prince. It is the reference hospital for ENT problems in Haiti. The ENT Department is the only institution with a residency programme in Haiti.

The ENT department sustained severe damage in the earthquake of January 12, 2010. There is only one functioning room for consultation and operating theatre space difficult to acquire making accessibility to ENT services a challenge.

The project aims to keep operational the ENT department of the University Hospital of Haiti in order to offer a good ENT service for the population of Port-au-Prince.

As an essential service for the Haitian people at large, CBM is working to advocate for solutions to these problems with the University Hospital and is continuing to supply resources.

In 2012, the ENT Department consulted 13,838 patients and performed 446 surgeries.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti


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