HUG project leader François Chappuis, Anne Bourgeois Hadir, Department, division Service de médecine tropicale et humanitaire / Service de médecine tropicale et humanitaire / e-mail francois.chappuis@hcuge.ch, anne.bourgeois@hcuge.ch, Country partner Haïti Project partner abroad Patrick Sénia, , Department, division Directeur Programme Haïti pour Handicap International / / Institution Handicap international / / e-mail dp@handicap-international-haiti.org, , Starting date 01/02/2011 Ending date 31/12/2016 Project in partnership with Handicap International en Haiti, included in a wide project financed by USAID and initiated in 2011 (" Promotion of functional rehabilitation professions in Haiti"). As the country doesn't have a school of Physiotherapy, the needs for functional rehabilitation are immense, and even greater since the 2010 earthquake, which caused over 200000 injured. The first phase of the project was the training of rehabilitation technicians (equivalent to physio-assistants, 2500h of training) .The HUG participated by providing twice a year specialised technical modules for the students (training amputees care, hand, hemiplegia, burns and spinal cord injuries rehabilitation). A 2nd part of the HUG participation was providing training of trainers' workshops, with focus on differenciated education, and on clinical education ans supervision tools. The 3rd part was dedicated to seminars of continuing education for the haitian physiotherapists (20-30, all graduated from abroad). The 2nd phase consists in strenghtening and/or implementing services and newly graduated professionals into the public hospitals. 6 hospitals are targeted, and the HUG input is presently given through training/ sensibilisation at the clinical level, with technicians, nurses and resident doctors. In addition, continuing education seminars are provided to rehabilitation professionals.  ...