Our approach to change builds on our historically-proven practices through investment in:
A commitment to Local Ownership
Local health-care workers are better able to address their patients and communities’ needs when they provide physical rehabilitative care themselves. By establishing and assessing in-country expertise, we will develop exit strategies for programs that reach an appropriate maturity level and support from local government. This ensures that critical programs are sustainable and will continue without reliance on foreign aid.
An investment in Geographic Expansion, Education & Outreach
Investing in expansion, education and outreach increases our global organizational impact, bringing expertise and services to those in the greatest need. New technology such as SMS texting will enable us to better educate the population about rehabilitation services offered in their communities.
A continued commitment to Efficient, Effective Programs
We will pilot a process for limb-repair stations in Sierra Leone and Haiti that will lead to a solution for both the manufacture and repair of functional limbs into the future. By increasing the in-country production of durable and comfortable, locally made prosthetic knees, feet and more, we will bring the gift of mobility to more people in need.