Happy leg news from Cameroon

Stefanie / Case Study, Deliver a Leg

We may not be sending legs out at the moment, but we’re still hearing great stories from our partner prosthetists about lives that are being changed by their hard work. Palle Loveline Diengu is a nurse from Cameroon who lost her leg due to a diabetes-related ulcer. She received a prosthetic leg from Presbytarian Community Rehabilitation Services (PCRS) in Kumba, … Read More

COVID-19 Advice for Prosthetists

Stefanie / Leg Work

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics has published guidance for clinics that must remain open during the pandemic.  Below please find links to advice and resources listed in the document: World Health Organisation (WHO) transmission advice: https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/modes-of-transmission-of-virus-causing-covid-19-implications-for-ipc-precaution-recommendations WHO Standard Precautions: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/documents/health-topics/standard-precautions-in-health-care.pdf?sfvrsn=7c453df0_2 CDC Transmission-Based Precautions: https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/basics/transmission-based-precautions.html Handwashing Guide: https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/ Guide to when and how to use masks: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks Sequence for … Read More

Coming together to get knees to the OTC

Stefanie / Deliver a Leg, Ghana

Here at Legs, we’re all about partnerships, friendships, and the kindness of strangers – just call us Blanche! Our Deliver a Leg project is all about utilising that kindness and generosity of people making trips to the African continent. It’s a joy to link up with another organisation that’s willing to give us a leg up en route to their … Read More

Celebrating 90 Legs Making it Across the Sahara!

Stefanie / Deliver a Leg, Gambia

9 cars. 90 legs. 3500 miles. And a scrappy group of intrepid travellers with hearts of gold. Every year a team of adventurers forego the traditional Boxing Day turkey sandwiches and sales shopping and set off from Plymouth in a convoy of robust old bangers for the Dakar Challenge. This journey crosses through six countries, crossing the length of the … Read More

Bristol Rotary Club Legs It To Kenya

Stefanie / Deliver a Leg, Kenya, Mens Shed / Rotary

Here at Legs4Africa, it’s not just the snails doing all the leg work; we rely on friendships and partnerships with a range of organisations, one of which is Rotary, with a number of clubs around the UK forming a vital link in the chain of collecting and dismantling legs. And now Bristol Rotary Club have gotten in on the Deliver … Read More

Delivering Legs to the Aderonke Rehabilitation Network in Abuja

Stefanie / Deliver a Leg, Nigeria

Supporting amputees and fighting disability stigma and misinformation in Nigeria In October 2019, Ruth Larbey, a science communications editor at UWE, set off to Abuja, Nigeria to attend a workshop aimed at improving science and health communication through the media. We were able to connect her with our friends at the Aderonke Rehabilitation Network, so as well as delivering a … Read More

Crikey, Legs4Africa is going Down Under!

Stefanie / Australia

We put a shrimp on the barbie and had a chat to Callum, our Aussie friend who is heading up the expansion of Legs4Africa into Melbourne. Callum, tell us a bit about yourself! I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I am a filmmaker and social worker; I work with vulnerable young people and young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and … Read More

Knowledge4Change meets Legs4Africa: My Placement in Uganda

Stefanie / Uganda

This year we’ve been lucky enough to meet a fantastic group of prosthetics and orthotics students from Salford University who took a delivery of prosthetic components along with them on their placement to Uganda, where they worked with local hospitals and training schools and got to experience the journey of a case of Legs4Africa components all the way to assembly … Read More