I have been researching the best way we can help locally and I am pleased to discover that there are immediate plans to create a manufacturing facility for prosthetic limbs locally in Haiti. Local staff will be trained and it will take one day and $300 to get a prosthetic limb made. As many of the injured are children, facing a lifetime with a disabilty - it is imperative that they receive this help early so they can be active in the community and economy when they grow up.
This is one of the areas we will be investigating when we get there ..
Dr Toni Bark; MD and Helen Gracie, CEO of Scenar Health, have volunteered on a medical mission in Haiti during April 2010.