Gambia Project Progress Report 13/11/2017

Phil TunstallGARP

pile of prosthetic legs

Legs4Africa is working hard on the Gambian Amputee Rehabilitation Project. These progress reports will describe what has been done, what we are doing and what must be done next to achieve the project objectives. We want to keep you, our supporters, up to date with the ways in which we’re using your donations to pave the way for better lives … Read More

Legs4Africa’s Partner Prosthetist Visits The UK

Oliver KennettGambia, GARP, Leg News

Gabu visits Bristol, Clifton bridge

Gabu with Legs4Africa’s Physiotherapist advisor Emily Hancock Legs4Africa’s logistics coordinator Phil with Gabu in front of the Clifton suspension bridge In late September Gabriel Jarjue, the prosthetist who fabricates and fits prosthetic legs in The Gambia for Legs4Africa, flew to the UK for the first time. He was here to gain a deeper understanding of how Legs4Africa works from this … Read More

Gambian amputee appeal receives generous material donation

Oliver KennettGambia, GARP, Leg News

Pile of prosthetic legs on their way to Gambia

Limbtex, an independent manufacturer and distributor of materials to the Prosthetic and Orthotic Industry, has kindly donated several bottles of resin laminate to the Gambian Amputee Rehabilitation Appeal. The resin, an essential material for creating customised sockets for prosthetic limbs, was requested by Gabriel Jarjue, The Gambia’s soul Prosthetist as it, and similar materials, are very difficult and costly to … Read More

Prosthetic Rehabilitation Training and a very important workshop in the Gambia

Emily HancockGambia, GARP

Legs4Africa, for the most part, is a charity of logistics, developing links, monitoring stocks of prosthetic legs and meeting the material needs of our partner clinics. Emily Hancock’s role is far more personal. An amputee physiotherapist, Emily joined the Legs4Africa team last year as a technical consultant. She advises on amputee rehabilitation and the clinical aspects of providing a prosthesis. … Read More

Meet Gabu – The Gambia’s only prosthetist

Oliver KennettCase Studies, Gambia, GARP, Inspiring Stories, Video

Late last year Legs4Africa, an amputee charity exporting prosthetic legs to Sub-Saharan Africa, spent a very pleasurable week meeting the people that their work is helping get on their own two feet again. This series looks at the lives of those amputees along with the people who are helping to change those lives. Legs4Africa were lucky enough to get some … Read More