In 2005, Healing Hands for Haiti (HHH), a local NGO that provides physical rehabilitation services, expressed interest in using the polypropylene technology developed by the ICRC. We subsequently organized an evaluation mission, and have been supporting HHH intermittently since 2006. In 2010, we worked with donors to help it rebuild its premises after the earthquake in 2010.
Haiti acceded to the UNCRPD in 2009. The Bureau du Secrétaire d’Etat à l’Intégration des Personnes Handicapées (BSEIPH) is the main government agency responsible for assisting persons with disabilities and fostering their social inclusion. However, the country is still recovering from the effects of the earthquake, which exacerbated the already precarious state of its public services and increased the number of persons with disabilities.