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Ochsner’s Haiti Relief Fund

The Ochsner Haitian Relief Fund was established in response to the ongoing humanitarian medical crisis that unfolded in Haiti in the aftermath of the massive earthquake on January 12, 2010 which was followed by Hurricane Tomas and the subsequent cholera epidemic. Most recently, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti Oct. 4, 2016, killing more than 1,000 people. Read more about the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew below:

The fund has allowed the Ochsner family to continue its support of the recovery and relief efforts in Haiti with a focus more on self-reliance and resiliency rather than dependency.

Support The Cause

Your donation and continued support will allow us to continue the great work and progress that is currently being made in Mayaya La Victoire in the Northern Part of the Country where the majority of our current work is being done.

  • To donate by check, mail directly to:
    • Ochsner Haitian Relief Fund
    • Ochsner Health System - Department of Philanthropy
    • 1514 Jefferson Highway, BH 240
    • New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Donate Online
  • If you have questions about donating to this fund, please call 504-842-7120.

Fulfilling Ochsner's Mission

Dr. Yvens Laborde is a former member of the Ochsner Health System Board and currently serves as the Regional Medical Director of Ochsner Medical Center West Bank. He is the Founder and President of FONDYLSAHH which is a Haitian based Non Profit promoting Health, Education, Agriculture and Economic development in Haiti. A native of Haiti, Dr. Laborde joined the Ochsner family in 1995 with a specialty in internal medicine. He has been passionate about fulfilling Ochsner's mission to serve, heal, lead, educate and innovate on a global scale. He serves as the course director for the UQ Clinical School Medicine In Society Rotation in Haiti.

Read more from Dr. Yvens Laborde.

The integration of Ochsner's academic mission with its relief efforts in Haiti with the support of Dr. Pinksy, Dr. Seoane, Dr. Vinroot, Mike Hulefeld, Warner Thomas and many others has been a key innovation which has led to the long term sustainability of our efforts in Haiti.

Updates From Haiti

Learn more about the recovery progress in Haiti in the following Ochsner In Haiti Today newsletters.