World Rehabilitation Fund


Art Welz
16 East 40th Street
Suite 704
New York, New York 10016
United States

212-532-6000 (Phone)
212)532-6000 (Fax)

Dr. Nadim Karam, Director
16 East 40th Street
Suite 704
New York, New York 10016
United States

(212) 532-6000 (Phone)
(212) 532-6000 (Fax)

Type of Organization

ID: 13-5647844
Type: 501C-3

Service Areas

Regions: Australia, Africa, North America, Central America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, South America
Countries: World wherever needed
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: Cambodia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Haiti
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: No

Services Provided

Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Medical Equipment / Supplies, Education, Funding, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, Medical / Surgical Care, Rehabilitation / Training
There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.
Accomodations for volunteers near or at the specified location.


Financial Assistance

Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Technicians, Lay Persons, Physicians, Nurses, Therapists, Other: Surgeons

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

General Background Information

Historical Information
Founded in 1955 by Dr. Howard A. Rusk
Total volunteers to date: 100's
Total recipients of care to date: 100,000

Financial Information
Organization provides partial funding for volunteers.
Volunteer does NOT need to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
        Business: 5%
        Government: 70%
        Individuals: 25%

Mission Statement
Founded in 1955, the World Rehabilitation Fund is the pioneer organization devoted to the development and implementation of rehabilitation programs for people with disabilities throughout the world. Our mission is to enable people with disabilities in developing and war torn countries to achieve community and social integration through medical, physical, and socio-economic rehabilitation programs. WRF believes that all people, regardless of disability, have the right to participate fully in their communities, to attain education and viable employment.

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