Information for Patients
Healthcare in Haiti is both underwhelmed and patchy due to unequal and deficient infrastructure, sanitation systems and inadequate health services. Private healthcare is concentrated in rich privileged areas of both Port-au-Prince (Petionville) and Cap-Haitien. The majority of the population has access to public health which has spotty quality.
Haiti does not have universal healthcare and is at cost. Prices are quite non-nominal at public hospitals while much higher with better service in the few private hospitals in Port-au-Prince.
Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized via local authorities. Upon submission the local Haitian embassy, exams for specific specialty must be submit.
The language of medical instruction in Haiti is French.
Due to general need, pediatrics and internal medicine are popular fields of study in Haiti.
Information for Travelers
Yellow fever is required for children under 11. Hepatitis A and B vaccines are recommended but not required. There is also a risk of cholera and the Zika virus, which is contracted from infected mosquitos and can pose a potential risk to both men and women looking to conceive. Please check travel advisory for more updated details.
The common language of hospitals in Haiti is French and Haitian Creole. Some doctors can speak Spanish and English due to the vicinity of both the Dominican Republic and the USA but rudimentary French is more adequate to navigate the system.
Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://mspp.gouv.ht/newsite/