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Healing Hands For Haiti

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Friday, April 18, 2014

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HHH SCI Clinic Overview







Dr. Moise

Kay Kapab Klinik provides Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, following an holistic approach to care and support of an extremely vulnerable client group in Haiti.


Self referral and professional referrals accepted.

Opening hours:  Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm

We are delighted to receive patients in our new rehabilitation facility opened as of May 2012.

#9 Rue Dalencourt
Port au Prince

Appointments Telephone: 28130434


Spinal Cord Injury & Rehabilitation - Dr. Moise - Physiatrist:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Our aim is to help our clients adapt to their new way of life with the specialist input of trained professionals in the field of Spinal Cord Injury.




Spinal Cord Injury Working Group

In early 2010, the Haiti Spinal Cord Injury Working Group was formed to collaborate for the improved treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI). The purpose of the group is to increase knowledge and understanding of local health care workers in this specialist area of physical rehab medicine. The mission is to reduce the known morbidity and mortality risks associated with spinal cord injury and the ultimate aim is to train the trainers.

For a general overview of the work conducted by the group, download the report here.

Need Contact Information to Aid an SCI Patient?

This comprehensive contact list provides the names of medical professionals in different parts of Haiti who work with a variety of organizations to improve the quality of life for patients with SCI. Download the contact list here. If you have questions about spinal cord injured patients in Haiti, email us at

Special Services

  Healing Hands for Haiti is committed to offering optimal service for our spinal cord injured clients. Read our blog to learn how Healing Hands has worked with other organizations to facilitate transport to different events.


Discharge Planning Guide

For a comprehensive guide on patient care and management once they are discharged, please email The guide is available in English or French.

Haiti SCI Confidential Database

The Haiti SCI (confidential) Database was created in March 2010, to try to identify and understand the issues surrounding spinal cord injury (SCI) in Haiti, and is coordinated by Fiona Stephenson RN.

It has been established that the majority of patients with SCI sustained in the earthquake (especially with complete/incomplete paraplegia) are still alive almost two years post trauma. It is the opinion of the Haiti SCI Working Group that these vulnerable men, women and children with disabilities are generally living longer if they receive appropriate care, and that this apparent increase in health status is directly related to NGO’s providing specific SCI care, education of local staff, patients and care givers, introduction of intermittent catheterisation to patients as well as an emphasis on position changes, pressure ulcer risk assessment (Waterlow Tool) and skin care.

Statistics are only as good as the information provided; Out of 300 cases known, 145 were earthquake related. The main cause of SCI since the earthquake, of January 2010, is due to gun violence. The majority of these patients are young men.

To register a person with a spinal cord injury please fill in the Haiti SCI Database information form and email to Be sure to mark 'Confidential' in the subject heading.

This data is only a glimpse of the reality in Haiti, and there is a lot more work to be done to get a true picture. Thank you in advance for your help.






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