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Prosthetics and Orthotics workshop opens in Haiti

In partnership with The Haiti Project of the University of Miami and the Justinian University Hospital, the largest public hospital in northern Haiti, the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation renovated and established a Prosthetics and Orthotics workshop in Cap-Haïtien.

Two Haitians, Isador Etandieu and Roadian Valcin, received education and hands-on training as prosthetic technicians, working with Orthopedic Technologist, Mahamadou Soule, for the P&O workshop. Originally from Togo, Soule has over 10 years of knowledgeable experience in the production of prosthetics and orthotics.

Starting this year, children and adult amputees in Cap-Haïtien now have an opportunity to be fitted with a custom-made prosthesis, a service difficult to obtain in northern Haiti but desperately needed after the devastation of the 2010 earthquake

GreaterGood.org support POF's efforts through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program at The Child Health Site.

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