BRAC Haiti’s Limb and Brace Center

January 12, 2014

Haiti’s on its feet again, literally

Today marked the four-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. Our friends at AmeriCares write about Herve, a patient at the BRAC Limb and Brace Center, who like so many others lost his legs in the quake: After having both legs amputated when they were crushed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 19-year-old Herve struggled. He was given prosthetics that did not work well and couldn't go to school or join his friends.
February 1, 2012

Viola: Surviving and thriving in Haiti

This past week when I visited Haiti, I had the opportunity to meet Viola, one of the first patients at BRAC Haiti's Limb and Brace Center, again.
June 21, 2011

Inspiration from BRAC Haiti’s Limb and Brace Center

With a decade of experience operating a Limb and Brace Center in Bangladesh, BRAC opened the doors of its Limb and Brace Center in Port-au-Prince on September 16th, 2010 in order to address the needs of an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 Haitians who had undergone amputation or suffered other physical injuries as a result of the earthquake. BRAC's prosthetic and orthotic devices are designed to be durable and easy to maintain, enabling adults to return to work and children to return to school. Since April, BRAC Haiti has provided prosthetic treatment to 71 patients, orthotic treatment to 278 patients and physiotherapy and counseling services to 76 patients.
September 17, 2010

BRAC opens its limb and brace center in Haiti

This week, BRAC was finally able to open its limb and brace center and began serving patients in Haiti.
September 2, 2010

A gift from my trip to Haiti

This is an adorable 9 year old, Renalde, with her father. She had her leg amputated below the knee after the earthquake. She's one of the people who we'll help get a good fitting prosthesis as soon as the equipment for our Limb and Brace Center gets unpacked from customs. She is pure light and joy and has a way of making the most serious person burst into a radiant smile. Even with her stump, she couldn't stop dancing and singing.