OUR GLOBAL PARTNERS

Haiti, 2017

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

There is nothing more important to us than the quality of the prosthesis, the fit, and the patient-prosthetist interaction for every amputee. For this, medical knowledge is essential.  We are proud to partner with clinicians to have our prosthesis professionally fit to amputees. Our clinical partners are highly experienced in delivering prostheses to patients and are essential to our solution.

“Amputees are not disabled by a missing limb, but by a missing prosthesis.”

- ROMP

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AGILE DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Cambodia

Agile Development Group is a strategic design and international development consultancy based in Cambodia. Agile DG specializes in applying design thinking to complex social initiatives that transform markets and communities. They value high quality learning and knowledge exchange that is community relevant and supports growth, opportunity and innovation.

Cambodia Team

Un Samkol


Manager at Physical Rehabilitation Center -Kampong Speu




Ian Jones


Founder and Technical Advisor - Agile Development Group




Kimlong Kun


Project Coordinator - Agile Development Group





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CANADIAN EGYPTIAN HAND COMPANY

Egypt

VHP first travelled to Egypt in November 2016 to explore the idea of delivering the VH to amputees in Egypt. A trial was completed with a 13 year old boy at the Zewail City of Science and Technology in Cairo, Egypt. This trial was successful and it was determined there was a need for low-cost prosthetic care in Egypt. This spurred the formation of the Canadian Egyptian Hand Company.

CEH Team

Peter Mwangi Certified Prosthetist Orthotist


Peter is a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist who works with VHP in Kenya.




Maureen Gitegi


Maureen Gitegi is a young lady with passion to work with physically challenged people to rehabilitate them to do their normal activities. She has a background of rehabilitative medicine; prosthestic and orthotic. She has been trained in fabricating 3D printed prosthisis by VHP, for which she is really grateful.




Kevin Koech - Physiotherapist


Kevin works in the physiotherapy department of the St. Luke's hospital and also works with patients who recieve the Victoria Hand.




Annah Koinei


Annah Koinei is a medical laboratory science graduate (diploma) from Mount Kenya University. She has volunteered at the Thika level 5 hospital in lab research and diagnostic procedures. She recently underwent a VHP training program to gain knowledge on the 3D PP printing and hand assembly. She is the VHP administrator at St. Luke's Orthopedic and Trauma Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya.




Dr. Lectary Kibor Lelei


Dr. L. K Kibor is the Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon dedicated to providing the best healthcare in Orthopaedics at St. Luke's.




Wesley Kesen - Orthopaedic Technologist


Wesley has been working with VHP since before the V300 hand was developped and thinks that the new hand is much stronger and easier to assemble.





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RANGE OF MOTION PROJECT

Guatemala and Ecuador

Established in 2005 by David Krupa, Eric Neufeld, and headed by Patrick Mathay, ROMP supplies prosthetic and orthotic care to people who would not otherwise have access in the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, and Guatemala.  ROMP realizes that prostheses are devices of empowerment and employs a strategy of clinical care, local investment, and advocacy.

ROMP Team

David Krupa Certified Prosthetist Orthotist


David Krupa is a co-founder of ROMP. He himself is an amputee having had his left leg amputated below the knee due to a congenital defect. After graduating from the University of Illinois he pursued a Certificate in Prosthetics from Northwestern University. David states that he will continue to serve the organization as much as he can in order to help other amputees access the prosthetic care that has made his own life possible.




Louis Aragon Certified Prosthetist


Luis Humberto Aragón Ramírez is the director and Head Prosthetist at ROMP Guatemala. He started working with ROMP on Day 1 in 2005, became a full time volunteer in 2006, and in 2007 he formally started working after completing an online O&P course. His duties include executive reports, growth & development of the organization inside Guatemala and abroad.





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HEALING HANDS FOR HAITI

Haiti

Healing Hands for Haiti (HHH) is a secular, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. HHH is dedicated to delivering high quality, sustainable physical medicine and rehabilitation education, training, and care for adults and children with physical disabilities in Haiti.

Healing Hands for Haiti Team

Christine Tusiime


Christine is a committed Physiotherapist passionate about rehabilitation of children
with disabilities. She has been working as a member of a multi-disciplinary
rehabilitation team since 2003.
She graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of
Western Cape in South Africa and has trained in basic paediatric Neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT) concepts. She received a 2012 Merit Award from the Department of Physiotherapy while at the University of Western Cape.




Joyce Nakibirango - Orthopaedic Technologist


Orthopaedic technologist at CoRSU rehabilitation hospital.




Jamaima Nalugya - Orthopaedic Technologist


Orthopaedic technologist at CoRSU rehabilitation hospital.




Stanley Lubega


Stanley is a physiotherapist with CoRSU




Racheal Apolot


Racheal is an Orthopaedic Technologist with CoRSU.





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St. Luke's Orthopedic and Trauma Hospital

Kenya

St. Luke's Orthopedic and Trauma Hospital has been a Center of Excellence of orthopedic services in Kenya since 2012. St. Luke's offers services such as orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, neurosurgical, transplants, maternity, as well as others. 

St. Luke's Team

Peter Mwangi Certified Prosthetist Orthotist


Peter is a Certified Prosthetist Orthotist who works with VHP in Kenya.




Maureen Gitegi


Maureen Gitegi is a young lady with passion to work with physically challenged people to rehabilitate them to do their normal activities. She has a background of rehabilitative medicine; prosthestic and orthotic. She has been trained in fabricating 3D printed prosthisis by VHP, for which she is really grateful.




Kevin Koech - Physiotherapist


Kevin works in the physiotherapy department of the St. Luke's hospital and also works with patients who recieve the Victoria Hand.




Annah Koinei


Annah Koinei is a medical laboratory science graduate (diploma) from Mount Kenya University. She has volunteered at the Thika level 5 hospital in lab research and diagnostic procedures. She recently underwent a VHP training program to gain knowledge on the 3D PP printing and hand assembly. She is the VHP administrator at St. Luke's Orthopedic and Trauma Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya.




Dr. Lectary Kibor Lelei


Dr. L. K Kibor is the Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon dedicated to providing the best healthcare in Orthopaedics at St. Luke's.




Wesley Kesen - Orthopaedic Technologist


Wesley has been working with VHP since before the V300 hand was developped and thinks that the new hand is much stronger and easier to assemble.





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LIMB CARE NEPAL Pvt. LTD

Nepal

Prosthetics and Orthotics service since 2005. LimbCare Nepal's senior prosthetist and orthotist is highly experienced with international practice and training, and has 19 years of experience. All staffs are highly qualified and dedicated in patient care. LimbCare Nepal provides:
 

+ Artificial limbs rehabilitation service with Intentional qualified experienced professionals

+ Service based on standard protocol

+ Emphasis on functional outcome

+ Prosthetic gait training with skilled certified prosthetist and physiotherapist

+ Free prosthetic counseling in hospitals and homes.

LimbCare Nepal Team

Amit Ratna Bajracharya Certified Prosthetist Orthotist


Amit is the head prosthetist in the Orthotic and Prosthetic Center, at NOH called Limb Care Nepal Pvt. Ltd (LCN). He completed his Bachelor in Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Health Education and Research in 2003. He also completed his Bachelor of Science in Prosthetic and Orthotics from Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Thailand). He is a certified Prosthetist Orthotist (ISPO Cat I). He has previous experience working as a Prosthetics Orthotics specialist and is dedicated to improving the current state of orthotic and prosthetic services in Nepal.




Amrita Lama - Technical Incharge


Amrita studied at the Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics.





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CORSU REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

Uganda

CoRSU was established in 2006 as a private non-profit, non-government organization in Uganda. The Vision of CoRSU is that people living with a disability in Uganda are able to access rehabilitation services that improve their quality of life and that they are fully integrated in society.

CoRSU Team

Christine Tusiime


Christine is a committed Physiotherapist passionate about rehabilitation of children
with disabilities. She has been working as a member of a multi-disciplinary
rehabilitation team since 2003.
She graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of
Western Cape in South Africa and has trained in basic paediatric Neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT) concepts. She received a 2012 Merit Award from the Department of Physiotherapy while at the University of Western Cape.




Joyce Nakibirango - Orthopaedic Technologist


Orthopaedic technologist at CoRSU rehabilitation hospital.




Jamaima Nalugya - Orthopaedic Technologist


Orthopaedic technologist at CoRSU rehabilitation hospital.




Stanley Lubega


Stanley is a physiotherapist with CoRSU




Racheal Apolot


Racheal is an Orthopaedic Technologist with CoRSU.





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The Rebalance Legacy Society is a charitable organization based out of Victoria, BC, Canada, with both community and international focus. Rebalance Legacy Society provides orthopedic care across Uganda, as well as work with soccer teams on Vancouver Island. The Society is run by Dr. Norgrove Penny, a surgeon at RebalanceMD in Victoria. Dr. Penny has conducted extensive work across Uganda, including training young Ugandan surgeons, and work with CoRSU Hospital. 

PREVIOUS PARTNERS

Partners that have worked with the Victoria Hand Project in the past include:

ARC HUB PNH

ARC Hub PNH is the first 3D Printing solutions business in Cambodia. ARC Hub PNH’s mission is to empower local creators to design and make valuable products. They believe that 3D Printing is the future of production.

CAMBODIAN SCHOOL OF PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS

When the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO) was founded in the early 1990s, there were no qualified prosthetics or orthotists in the country. In the 1990s, prosthetics and orthotics were considered a craft instead of a profession, where no standards existed. Since then, more than 185 Cambodians have been trained, who work either at the school or in one of the 11 Regional Physical Rehab Centres across the country.

ENABLE INTERNATIONAL: HAITI

The mission of Enable International: Haiti (EIH) is to empower local communities and amputees with culturally acceptable and affordable upper limb devices. Developing countries, especially areas torn by war and natural disaster, have a large need for upper ­limb prosthetics. Post­-earthquake Haiti is a high­ need area where EIH is well­ positioned to pilot a paradigm of support, materials, and training for the production of bespoke, 3D-printed, upper limb devices.

NEPAL ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL

Established in 1998, Nepal Orthopedic Hospital (NOH) provides quality orthopaedic care at an affordable price. In a country with no health insurance system, NOH is committed to providing charitable care to those who can least afford it. During the continuing aftermath of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, NOH has treated all patients free of cost.