Basra, Iraq Prosthetics Project, a Rotary International project

Description

Title:

Basra, Iraq Prosthetics Project, a Rotary International project

URL:

www.rotary7620.org

Countries Served:

USA
Regions: Middle EastCountries: Iraq and JordanSpecific cities, regions, or groups of people: Basra, IraqAge Group: Adults, ChildrenFees Charged: No

Organization Type:

Non-profit

Tax ID:

52-1755234

Not-for-profit Type:

501C-3

Contact Name/Title:

Linda A.H. Smythe - Director

Address:


19205 Jericho Drive

City:

Gaithersburg

State/Province:

Maryland

Postal Code:

20879

Phone:

202-361.0700

Services Provided:

There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.

Need I:

Financial Assistance

Need II:

Materials, Components, and Equipment

Need III:

Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Disassembled, Equipment, Used, Medical Supplies, Other: Prosthetic Supplies

Additional Info & Comments:

Partnering Rotary Clubs in Rotary’s District #7620 (68 Rotary clubs in Washington DC and Central Maryland) and other Rotary Clubs have embarked on an important all volunteer project to provide training, medical equipment and supplies to the Basra, Iraq Prosthetic Centre, a Ministry of Health Clinic in Iraq’s Basra region. The Basra Prosthetics Centre serves five districts, Basra and four others and it is estimated that there are over 5,000 amputees in that region alone (over 50,000 in all of Iraq) many of them women and children who are often victims of land mines, or other consequences of war.The training for the Iraqi Ministry of Health staff will take place at the Al-Hussein Society in Amman, Jordan and hosted by the Amman Cosmopolitan Rotary Club.In addition to providing desperately needed medical supplies and equipment to the Basra Clinic, an important aspect of this initiative is to collect used prosthetics, break them down into useful components, and send them to Iraq. It is unlawful to reuse prosthetics in the USA.All donations will be gratefully receipted by Montgomery Village Rotary Club Foundation, a registered 501©3 not-for-profit organization.Many other organizations have partnered Rotary on this project to include: Hanger Orthopedic Group, the Mosaic Foundation, and a major grant has been recently received from the US Dept. of State.The Honourary Patroness of the Project is HRH Princess Majda Raad of Jordan who is well-known internationally for her humanitarian work, particularly with persons with disabilities.For additional information, please contact:Linda A.H. SmytheChairperson & FounderBasra, Iraq Prosthetics ProjectRotary International District #7620Tel: 202-361-0700Ted HamadyCo-ChairpersonBasra, Iraq Prosthetics ProjectRotary International District #7620Tel: 202-829-5420

Citation

“Basra, Iraq Prosthetics Project, a Rotary International project,” Digital Resource Foundation for Orthotics and Prosthetics, accessed May 8, 2021, http://drfop.com/items/show/68.