India Amputee Assistance Initiative
Jiv Daya Foundation's efforts to develop an initiative aimed at amputee assistance were inspired by the overwhelming numbers of amputees in India living without the means to pursue an independent life. Though it is difficult to track specific numbers, estimates suggest that about 6 million people suffer from movement disability and of that population, an estimated 1 million people need prosthetic and orthotic (P&O) care to restore their mobility and well being in society. However, roughly 1% of the 1 million people who need P&O care can afford the high quality P&O care provided by private hospitals, P&O practitioners and various P&O companies. Without access to quality and affordable P&O services, much of India's limited mobility population must learn to live with their disabilities or receive P&O services from resource constrained NGOs and government hospitals. To address the issue of an overwhelming number of limited mobility individuals and low resource NGOs and hospitals, the Foundation coordinates resources and builds upon existing staff capacity in order to optimize affordable access to prosthetic and orthotic aids for all who need them.
JDF IS PARTNERED WITH OVER 10 HOSPITALS FOR THE AMPUTEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT:
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