Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Catherine Laboure (CHOSCAL)

District General Hospital | Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Hospital description

The Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Catherine Laboure (CHOSCAL), is located in Port-au-Prince and was founded by humanitarian organisation Doctors of the World Canada. The hospital serves the Cite Soleil shanty town in Port-au-Prince and is actively involved in preventing the transmission of AIDS between mothers and newborns. The hospital also cares for children suffering from malnutrition, and coordinates vaccination programmes and provides family planning and reproductive health education.

Cite Soleil is considered the largest slum in the Americas and CHOSCAL is the only public hospital in the area. Therefore the work of the hospital is of paramount importance to the local community. Main projects at the hospital include; maternity and reproductive health, prevention of transmission of HIV, access to primary healthcare, child health and humanitarian emergency aid.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language French, Creole
Funding Status Public


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