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HHH SCI Clinic Overview


La Clinique ‘Kay Kapab’ fournit  des soins en Médecine Physique et Réabilitative, suivant une approche holistique de soin et de soutien à un groupe de clients qui sont extrêmement vulnérables en Haïti.

On reçoit tout le monde, y compris les orientations  professionnelles.

Heures d'ouverture: Du  lundi  au vendredi de 7 heures à 15 heures

Notre Clinique est située au Bois Verna provisoirement  en attendant qu’une nouvelle Soit reconstruite  à Bourdon (ayant été détruit dans le tremblement de terre).

20, avenue Lamartinière

Bois Verna


Téléphone  de rendez-vous: 28130434


Dr Moise - physiatre: lundi, mardi, mercredi pour la  réadaptation des lésions médullaires -

Notre objectif est d'aider nos clients à s'adapter à leur nouveau mode de vie avec la contribution des spécialistes professionnels ,formés dans le domaine des traumatismes médullaires.  



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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