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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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Affiliated Organizations


The Center for International Rehabilitations
www.cirnetwork.org

Mobility Outreach International
mobilityoi.org

US Agency for International Development
www.usaid.gov

Rotary International
www.rotary.org

International Committee for the Red Cross
www.icrc.org/eng

Handicapped International
www.handicap-international.org.uk/

World Health Organization
www.who.int/en/

Physicians for Peace
www.physiciansforpeace.org

Health Volunteers Overseas
www.hvousa.org

Healing Hands for Haiti
www.healinghandsforhaiti.org

DRFOP
www.drfop.org

OANDP.COM
OandP.com

The Barr Foundation
www.oandp.com/barr/

International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
www.ispoint.org

If you would like to have your organization added to this list, please contact Dianne Farabi at (614) 659-0197 for more information.