Table 1

Main characteristics of identified foreign field hospitals

FFH providerOperational on day (days on site)No of bedsNo of major operations/ minor operationsNo of patients operated
B-FAST, Belgium2 (>Feb 12)15200/2000* 300*
Brazilian air force4 (>Feb 12)251082/–
Canadian army17 (>Feb 12)103192/–*
CMAT, Canada4 (>Feb 12)0§
Colombian army20
CRUDEM Foundation, USA
 Hôpital Sacré Coeur11 (8)>400200/80* 280*
 Arcahaie26 (–)3562/4337**
 Croix des Buquet,14 (–)
 Léogâne7 (–)
 Jacmel10 (–)
DIHM††, Switzerland
 L'Hôpital de l'Université d'Etat d'Haiti5 (>Feb 12)738* ‡‡ 258* ‡‡
Disaster Recovery Center§§ 13 (–)400
 FFH4 (>Feb 12)60–70364/–¶¶
 Sirocco, French Navy
 Advanced medical unit
GHESKIO*** 139/–†††
International Surgical Health Initiative
 Eliazar Germain Hospital12 (8)4582/–*
Israeli Defense Force4 (13)60‡‡‡ 244/–* 203*
Jordan3 (>Feb 12)501254†††
Medécins sans Frontières
  Carrefour19 (>Feb 12)100605/–†††
  Choscal2 (>Feb 12)100748/–†††
  Chancerelles6 (>Feb 12)248
  Jacmel17 (>Feb 12)7044/–†††
  Bicentenaire29 (>Feb 12)76
  Trinité/St Louis10 (>Feb 12)200617/–†††
  Léogane10 (>Feb 12)90318/–†††
  Lycée22 (>Feb 12)85
  Mickey18 (>Feb 12)100
Merlin, UK9 (>Feb 12)40192/48†††392* ††
Partners in Health, USA
 L'Hôpital de l'Université d'Etat d'Haiti10 (8)103/14* 88*
Partners in Health, USA/Zanmi Lasante, Haiti
Qatar4 (–)
Red Cross
 NRC/CRC6 (>Feb 12)20300/–†††
 GRC/FRC16 (>Feb 12)16099/–†††
Russia3 (15)17127/46*
Turkey9 (>Feb 12)20353* ‡‡
University of Miami/Project Medishare, USA15 (–)2501000/–††† 500†††
USNS Comfort, USA7 (>Feb 12)1000843/–*
  • * During the whole deployment.

  • Until May 13.

  • Canadian Medical Assistance Team.

  • § CMAT had between 8 and 12 daytime beds, but no overnight capacity.

  • Cuban staff were active in 10 hospitals of which 5 where Cuban FFH.

  • ** During the first 3 months.

  • †† Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine.

  • ‡‡ Both major and minor operations.

  • §§ Staffed and run by Love a Child, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, University of Chicago Medical Center, Albert Einstein Hospital from Brazil and a disaster response team from Ecuador.

  • ¶¶ As of February 4.

  • *** The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarkoma and Opportunistic Infections, staffed by the International Medical Surgical Response Team and Disaster Medical Assistance Team, USA.

  • ††† Until February 12.

  • ‡‡‡ That could be expanded to 72.

  • §§§ During the period 12 January to 5 February.

  • CMAT, Canadian Medical Assistance Team; CRC, Canadian Red Cross; DIHM, Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine; FFH, foreign field hospital; FRC, Finnish Red Cross; GHESKIO, Groupe Haïtien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes [The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections]; GRC, German Red Cross; NRC, Norwegian Red Cross; OCA, Operational Center Amsterdam; OCBA, Operational Center Barcelona; OCB, Operational Center Brussels; OCG, Operational Center Geneva; OCP, Operational Center Paris; USNS, United States Naval Ship.