Project profile — Repairing of Cardinal Léger Hospital in Léogâne


L'Oeuvre Léger (CA-CRA_ACR-2118923689)
2011-10-07 - 2013-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Health, General: Medical services (12191) (40.00%)
• Basic health infrastructure:
Basic health infrastructure (12230) (55.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to restore the Cardinal Léger hospital located in Léogâne and reinstate all health care services provided to the population. The hospital offers services in general practice, hospitalization, gynaecology, obstetrics, paediatrics, ultrasonography, electrocardiogram, orthopaedics, pharmacy, dermatology, surgical procedures, laboratory tests, and treatments to leprosy patients to 3,100 women, 2,800 men, 2,100 girls and 1,900 boys per year. Project activities include: (i) the reconstruction of the medical storage area; (ii) the expansion of the outpatient clinic; (iii) interior arrangement of two hospital pavilions; (iv) repair and strengthening of the hospital fence; (v) the procurement of medical and office supplies, equipments and furniture; (vi) providing health care services to the population; (vii) training in financial management and computer science for administrative staff; (viii) refresher training of medical staff and paramedical staff; and (ix) discussions with the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) about developing a program in preventive health and the promotion of health. The Fondation Jules et Paul-Émile Léger is working in partnership with the Missionaires du Christ-Roi to implement this project. Main expected results include: (i) Cardinal Léger hospital is restored and functional; (ii) 9,900 women, men and children benefiting from health care and improving their quality of life; (iii) Improved knowledge for 25 health professionals; (iv) 6 administrators are trained in financial management and computer science; and (v) signed agreement with the MSPP to develop an awareness and preventive health program.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved at the end of the project include: the hospital, of which 60% was destroyed and which had lost almost all of its equipment following the earthquake of January 2010, has now been completely rehabilitated and equipped with all the equipment needed to operate properly. Work done for the organization and rehabilitation of the two pavilions (operating rooms and hospitalization) has been completed since January 2012. Tools and management practices implemented during the project have been fully mastered and are being applied by hospital managers. Between October 2011 and March 2012, 8,595 consultations were completed at the Cardinal Léger Hospital. Already 4,036 men and boys, and 4,559 women and girls, figure among the users. Forecast targets set out for the project have largely been exceeded. When surveyed, users expressed a level of satisfaction of 73% (women) and 78% (men) for the services provided by the Hospital. Waiting time, trust in care providers, availability of prescribed exams and analyses, and respect of caregivers towards patients were some of the elements most appreciated by users.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $56,096
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
23-07-2012 Disbursement $191,883
31-03-2013 Disbursement $25,851
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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