St. Damien Hospital is a pediatric hospital that offers best pediatric treatments in Haiti at a nominal cost. In 1998, after the submission of an investigative report on the nonexistence pediatric medical facility in Haiti by Father Richard Kay, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) opened the first pediatric hospital, 'St. Damien' in an abandoned hotel in Petionville. Father Kay is well known in Haiti for his orphanage named St Helena intended for orphans and abandoned children.
The present St. Damien Hospital in Tabarre was opened in December 2006 to accommodate more children by replacing the earlier set up. The hospital is funded through the donations from benefactors from all around the world, especially in the U.S. and Europe. The devastating earthquake of 2010 has completely destroyed the 2006 building. Today, St. Damien Hospital in Tabarre is a referral center that provides high quality medical treatment for disadvantaged and sick children in Haiti. Most of the patients come here to treat infectious diseases like tuberculosis, HIV, malaria or kidney infection, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Tabarre 41 - Tabarre, Haiti
Additional Hospitals in Ouest Departement:
Hopital Georges Gauvin de Petit Goave/ Grand-Goave
Hospital Sainte-Croix, Léogâne
Hospital Universitaire de la Paix
Hospital Universite D'Etat
Here is a picture of Lycée Jean-Marie Vincent in Tabarre with the inauguration of its new buildings
On Tuesday, the 14th October, Nesmy Manigat, the Minister of National Education inaugurated the new buildings of the Lycée Jean-Marie Vincent in Tabarre. He was accompanied by Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Ali, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), who have financed the reconstruction work through an NGO named "Islamic Relief Worldwide". The new facility has been constructed with the most strict construction norms, and it consists 20 classrooms of whom 16 were newly constructed, a computer lab, library, playgrounds, a conference room, a secretariat, office space and a censorship. We should remember that, including the present one, the IDB has so far rebuilt or rehabilitated four schools in the town of Croix-des-Bouquets. The Minister Manigat took the opportunity to thank and welcomed the contribution of the IDB for providing a better learning environment to the thousands of Haitian students. Dr. Ali in his speech said that his philanthropic institution considers education a priority and reiterated their commitment to support the education sector in Haiti.
This is a picture taken directly following the Fire at Tabarre market Place Fire. This fire happened on February 24, 2012.
Several small women merchants who were relying on their business to send children to school or to feed their family are no longer able to do that. The Haitian economy is driven mainly by activities like selling at Tabarre market. Often the merchants borrow heavily in order to have these activities.