Follow-up: AMDA Prosthetic Project in Haiti
In Haiti, AMDA has been working in DASH (Developmental Activities And Services For Health), a local hospital in Delmas located in the west of Port-Au-Prince where it set up a prosthetic lab to provide prosthetic limbs free of charge for the victims of the earthquake that ocured earlier this year. Under one Japanese prosthetist and three local staff, the lab is currently making prosthetic limbs for 30-50 amputees in the area.
The paths had never been easy as it took two months to receive the secondhand prosthetic parts that were sent from Japan, however, as of Oct. 29th, 2010 the project has managed to complete the limbs for eleven people.
Beside providing prosthetic limbs, the coordinator of the project established Haiti-Japan Social Culture Club in September in Port-Au-Prince for Haitian children who have less access to recreational/cultural activities. Aiming at introducing Japanese culture to the local people, the club also runs Japanese language classes that have gathered more than forty students.