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Healing Hands For Haiti

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Prosthetic/Orthotic workshop

Since 1998 Healing Hands for Haiti has provided Prosthetic and Orthotic (P&O) services, initially performed by visiting prosthetists and orthotists, and now for many years by Haitians. To be truly successful and sustainable internationally credentialed prosthetics and orthotics education will enable quality provision and establishment of long term functioning centers.

As of today, six full time Haitian technicians produce nearly all the limbs and braces fabricated in our workshop in Port-au-Prince.  Visiting orthotists and prosthetists now serve as supporters, helping with on-going training and coordination, assisted greatly by partners like the International Committee of the Red Cross-Special Fund for the Disabled, Handicap International, Physicians for Peace, El Salvador's University of Don Bosco and International Society of Prosthetists and Orthotists.

 

Prosthetic:

An artificial substitute for a missing body part, such as an arm or leg, used for functional or cosmetic reasons, or both.

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Photos: Eric Tavares

 


 

June 2011 International Committee of Red Cross Special Fund for Disabled visit to HHH Prosthetics and Orthotics lab.

Orthotic:

An orthopaedic appliance or apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of moving parts of the body.

 

 

If you’d like to assist Healing Hands for Haiti with our P & O project, we have three ongoing needs: teachers, supplies and financial support.

  • as a qualified professional, spend several weeks or more at our clinic in Port-au-Prince, mentoring our technicians
  • your company can donate supplies such as new materials and components
  • make a financial contribution to help with clinic needs such as salaries, new equipment and maintenance

 

 

Appropriate Prosthetic and Orthotic Technologies in Low Income countries (2000-2010)

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Handicap International and Healing Hands Collaboration

Strong support from Handicap International continues at the Physical Rehabilitation Center (PRC) located near the National Palace area of downtown Port au Prince.  Originating from a 2009 small collaboration to assist 10 Haitian people with prosthetic limbs and quickly expanded after the January 2010 earthquake, this partnership has solidified into a long term commitment to help disabled, injured and vulnerable; while training current and future generations of caregivers.

As of January 2012 more than 2,000 people will have received physical therapy and psychosocial services while being fit with artificial limbs and braces.  

Early 2012 will further engage the HHH and HI relationship with opening of a new HHH building and start of an education program for prosthetic and orthotic technicians.   More details soon!

 

 

 

 


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