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Reaching Beyond
Our Borders

Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project – Report to USISPO from Jon Batzdorff

Based on conversations with the amputee veterans and prosthetists in Ukraine, it became clear that there was a need for help in the area of prosthetics and related rehabilitation. Specifically they needed assistance in fitting upper extremity and highly involved lower extremity amputees. The discussion that began in November developed into the ProsthetiKa Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Toronto and Canada Ukraine Foundation agreed to lead the project, and Jon Batzdorff of ProsthetiKa agreed to organize the technical aspects and assemble a team of…

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Batzdorff's Teaching
in Tanzania

Jon Batzdorff was contacted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) / Special Fund for the Disabled to provide training in fitting above-the-knee amputees with ischial containment sockets.

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Al Ingersoll Working
in Bangladesh

Al Ingersoll, CPO, USISPO Education Chair

I was fortunate to visit Bangladesh this past year and meet with numerous people and organizations focused on the disability/rehabilitation sector. Bangladesh is well served by local organizations, (BRAC)

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Current Signatories to the Code of Conduct

The following organizations and individuals have endorsed and signed the ISPO Code of Conduct for International Non-Governmental Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Mobility Assistance:

Organizations listed in the O&P Humanitarian Database:

Other organizations, companies and individuals:

  • Anne Pare, CO
  • Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care
  • Centro Ortoprotesico Del Sur
  • Doctors United for Haiti
  • Eric Schwelke, CPO, LPO
  • Fundacion Protesis para la Vida
  • Human Kinetics Engineering, LLC
  • Innovative Prosthetic Solutions, Inc.
  • League of Hope
  • Mariamalia Medaglia
  • Plataforma RedGams Perú
  • Project Assistance Inc.
  • Prothotic Laboratory, Inc.
  • Relief for Life
  • Robert Kistenberg, MPH, L/CP, FAAOP, Director
  • Ronald S. LeFors, BS, CPO
  • Rosie Jovane
  • Sierra Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc.