Amputee Coalition Fact Sheet

Global Resources for Amputees

Web Development Fact Sheet

Updated 02/2018

Introduction

The Amputee Coalition provides the following list for amputees within and outside of the United States who are seeking assistance and information related to limb loss.

A Starting Place

Orthotics & Prosthetics Humanitarian Database

The Digital Resource Foundation for the O&P Community (DRFOP), a nonprofit organization, maintains the Orthotics & Prosthetics Humanitarian Database, a central source of information about worldwide humanitarian efforts in the orthotics and prosthetics community. This database is probably the most comprehensive link to assistance resources available for amputees outside of the United States.
Phone: 352/ 872-5400
Web: http://www.drfop.org
E-mail: info@drfop.org

Global Resources

The contents of the following Web sites are solely the responsibility of their authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Amputee Coalition. The Amputee Coalition cannot and does not make specific recommendations for products or services. No Amputee Coalition endorsement is implied.

2FT Prosthetics

2ft Prosthetics helps restore dignity and self-reliance to amputees in developing countries through the production and distribution of a quality and affordable below-the-knee prosthesis. Their mission is to provide quality, affordable and easy-to-manufacture prosthetic legs to give amputees in developing countries a chance to live their lives again, to take pride in enjoying the fruits of their own labor and to stand with hope.
Web: http://www.2ftprosthetics.org/
E-mail: info@2ftprosthetics.org

Bowman Limb Bank Foundation

The Bowman Limb Bank Foundation acts as a ready resource for artificial limbs for those in need. It is a nonprofit organization seeking to fulfill the need for artificial limbs in underdeveloped nations and here in the United States where traditional funding is unavailable.
Phone: 817/597-1826
Web: http://www.danabowman.com/bank_foundation.php

CBM

CBM is an international Christian development organization committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world.
Phone: +49 6251 131-131
Web: http:// http://www.cbm.org/index.php
E-mail: contact@cbm.org

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Center for International Rehabilitation

The CIR develops prosthetic devices, wheelchairs and rehabilitation techniques that lower the cost and improve accessibility of care for people with disabilities in low-income countries.
Phone: 312/280-4970
Web: http://www.cirnetwork.org
E-mail: info@cirnetwork.org

Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO)

It is the vision of CAMO to be a leader in providing and integrating safe medical equipment, related medical education, volunteer trainers and community development to Central America. They work in partnership with their developing country counterparts to identify and implement all programs.
Phone: 330/683-5956; 330/313-1000
Web: https://www.camo.org
E-mail: camo@camo.org

Challenged Athletes Foundation

The Challenged Athletes Foundation raises money to help people with physical disabilities pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
Phone: 858/866-0959
Web: http://www.challengedathletes.org
E-mail: caf@challengedathletes.org

Direct Relief International

Since 1948, Direct Relief International has worked to improve the quality of life for people in need. They focus on health – by providing essential material resources to locally run health programs in poor areas around the world and during times of disaster.
Phone: 805/964-4767
Web: http://www.directrelief.org

Disabled Peoples’ International

Disabled Peoples’ International is a network of national organizations, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equal opportunity and development.
Phone: 709/747-7600
Web: http://www.dpi.org/
E-mail: info@dpi.org

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.
Phone: 212/679-6800
Web: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Contact: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/contact-us

Free Wheelchair Mission

Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian non-profit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided more than one million wheelchairs to those in need in developing nations since 2001.
Phone: 800/733-0858
Web: http://www.freewheelchairmission.org
E-mail: info@freewheelchairmission.org

The Global Medical Relief Fund

The non-profit, non-partisan Global Medical Relief Fund aids children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs, have been severely burned, or have been injured due to war, natural disaster or illness. Since its founding in 1997, GMRF has brought more than 200 children to the U.S. for treatment, surgery and prosthetic limb fittings.
Phone: 718/448-6984
Web: http://www.gmrfchildren.org/
E-mail: info@gmrfchildren.org

Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International)

Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. They work together with local partners to develop programs in health and rehabilitation and social and economic integration in nearly 60 countries. There are eight national associations in the Humanity & Inclusion Federation: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.
Phone: +1 (301) 891-2138
Web: http://www.hi-us.org/
Email: info.usa@hi.org

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)

ICDRI’s mission includes the collection of a knowledge base of quality disability resources and best practices and to provide education, outreach and training based on these core resources.
Phone: 919/349-6661
Web: http://www.icdri.org
E-mail: icdri@icdri.org

International Committee of the Red Cross

The ICRC is a Swiss-based humanitarian organization. Its principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence enable its members to protect and assist victims of armed conflict on all sides.
Phone: ++ 41 (22) 734 60 01
Web: http://www.icrc.org/eng
Contact: https://www.icrc.org/en/contact

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)

IDDC is a self-managing group of 23 international non-government organizations supporting disability and development work in over 100 countries.
Phone: +32 (0)2 644.43.23
Web: http://www.iddcconsortium.net/joomla/
E-mail: info@iddcconsortium.net

International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through healthcare training and relief and development programs.
Phone: 310/826-7800
Web: https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/
E-mail: inquiry@internationalmedicalcorps.org

International Rescue Committee

At work in 40 countries, the IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates healthcare, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives.
Phone: 212/551-3000
Web: https://www.rescue.org/

Leonard Cheshire International

Leonard Cheshire International, the largest provider of services for disabled people in the UK, also extends to 57 countries worldwide and includes projects in education, employment, economic empowerment, rehabilitation and daycare services, residential care and community programs.
Phone: +44 (0)20 3242 0200
Web: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/international
Contact: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/about-us/contact-us

LifEnabled

LifEnabled is a not-for-profit prosthetic provider of prosthetic solutions for the developing world.
Web: https://lifenabled.org/
Contact: https://lifenabled.org/contact/

Limbs for Life Foundation

Limbs for Life is a nationwide not-for-profit organization that has dedicated itself to the purpose of providing comfortable and fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals, in the United States and abroad, who cannot otherwise afford it.
Phone: 888/235-5462
Web: http://www.limbsforlife.org/
E-mail: admin@limbsforlife.org

Limbs for U

The CIR develops prosthetic devices, wheelchairs and rehabilitation techniques that lower the cost and improve accessibility of care for people with disabilities in low-income countries.
Phone: 206/245-5387
Web: http://www.limbsforu.org/home
Contact: http://www.limbsforu.org/contact-us

Limbs of Hope Foundation

The Limbs of Hope Foundation, founded in October 2003, is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of amputees throughout the world. Through their various programs, they believe that we can reach our goal of improving the quality of life for those affected by limb loss. Please note that the site http://www.limbsofhope.org/ is not associated with the Limbs of Hope Foundation.
Web: https://www.facebook.com/thelimbsofhope/
Email: limbsofhope@gmail.com

LN-4

LN-4’s mission is to inspire change in the world by empowering individuals to use their hands to support putting hands on people in need. LN-4 is a non-profit 501 (3) that provides free functional prosthetic hands to people in developing nations.
Web: https://ln-4.org/
Contact: https://ln-4.org/contact/

Mobility International USA

For over 35 years, MIUSA has empowered people with disabilities around the world through international exchange and development to achieve their human rights.
Phone: 541/343-1284
Web: http://www.miusa.org
Contact: http://www.miusa.org/contact

MyRight (formerly SHIA)

Through partnership between people with disabilities in Sweden and in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern and Central Europe, MyRight’s vision is a society in which everyone’s equal value and human rights are respected in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Phone: 08-505 77 600
Web: http://www.myright.se
E-mail: info@myright.se

The Polus Center

In 1997, the Polus Center entered into the international arena by coordinating humanitarian efforts in Central America aimed at addressing the long-term needs of people with disabilities, particularly those individuals who lost limbs due to acts of war, landmines and diseases. Several prosthetic outreach programs and clinics have been established, and access and mobility projects have been implemented in Central America and Africa.
Phone: 978/368-1550
Web: http://www.poluscenter.org/
Email: poluscenteroffice@gmail.com

Prosthetics Outreach Foundation

Prosthetics Outreach Foundation (POF) is dedicated to restoring mobility and independence worldwide to amputees and other disadvantaged persons suffering from orthopedic disabilities. We focus our efforts on developing countries to help those with the greatest needs to walk again. Currently, we work primarily in Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sierra Leone.
Phone: 206/726-1636
Web: http://www.pofsea.org/
E-mail: info@pofsea.org

ROMP-Range of Motion Project

ROMP’s mission is to provide no-cost prosthetic limbs and orthotic braces to those who cannot afford or do not have access to these services, thereby empowering them to contribute to their families and communities.
Web: http://www.rompglobal.org/
E-mail: info@rompglobal.org

UCP Wheels for Humanity

Founded in 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity increases access to mobility for children, teens and adults with physical disabilities in developing countries.
Phone: 818/255-0100
Web: http://www.ucpwheels.org
E-mail: info@ucpwheels.org

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF works in 19 countries to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination present to children of the world.
Web: http://www.unicef.org
Contact: https://www.unicef.org/about/contact.html


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