|New Prosthetic and Orthotic facility established in Port au Prince in partnership with Handicap International
Rebuilding Starts Now
The process of redeveloping Healing Hands for Haiti began the day after the earthquake of January 12 of this year. Five months later, we are almost back to full service. A new prosthetic fabrication and physical therapy facility at rented quarters in Port au Prince, developed in partnership with
Supported by our funding partners, Newman's Own Foundation and Direct Relief International, we are about to enter the reconstruction phase. A comprehensive site plan to more fully develop our headquarters on Rue John Brown is in the making. The new Healing Hands for Haiti will include a dedicated Prosthetic Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute on the same property.
Your generous donations, offers to volunteer and to give materials for the herculean rebuilding task, mirror the response of the global community - absolutely overwhelming. Unfortunately, at the moment, we are not able to collect and distribute prostheses, rehabilitation equipment and other medical materials. Please go to Physicians For Peace for assistance. On behalf of all Haitians and our courageous staff and volunteers, we sincerely thank you for your continued support.
Handicap International, has fitted and cared for hundreds of pre and post earthquake amputees and disabled patients. Demolition of destroyed buildings at our main campus is almost finished. Our emergency and Rehab medicine tent clinic at the main site has been closed in anticipation of the opening of a new, rented facility in June to house a modern clinic, physical and occupational therapy rooms, classrooms and offices. We have increased our deployment of rehabilitation medical teams on a weekly rotation basis to hospitals, clinics and orphanages throughout Haiti. Among our special charges are the 150 spinal chord injured who suffered among the most devastating injuries in the earthquake.