Here is where your donated prosthetic legs have ended up!
Legs4Africa has partnered with the National Centre for Orthopaedic Equipment (CNAO) in Dakar, Senegal, and is working to provide further consignments of prosthetic leg components overland from The Gambia.
The CNAO makes up one of the larger main public hospitals in Dakar (Centre Hospitaliser De Fan) and serves amputees from all over Senegal and Southern Mauritania.
Our objective in Senegal is to provide the CNAO with prosthetic leg components and enable the centre to better serve its patients who have suffered limb loss.
Legs4Africa has partnered with the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to lighten its burden by providing hard to get prosthetic legs and prosthetic leg components.. To date, Legs4Africa has shipped the parts for over 600 prosthetic legs.
The centre specialises in Orthopaedics, Prosthetics, Neurosurgery and Trauma Management and Training, and, to date, Legs4Africa has sent components to build approximately 500 prosthetic legs.
Though the hospital is government funded and well equipped, it is also under a lot of pressure from the number of patients it receives. Legs4Africa’s work allows the mobility workshops to better serve its patients with the provision of the components and materials they require to build custom prosthetic legs. In this way we are helping more amputees to have access to the prosthetics they need to lead more independent, inclusive and fulfilling lives.
In 2018 Legs4Africa partnered with the Saint Joseph hospital and physiotherapy Rehabilitation Centre in Nnewi, Nigeria. The centre specialises in Orthopaedics, Nero-physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Medicine. Legs4Africa will provide the centre with the prosthetic leg components so that its prosthetists can fix or fabricate legs thereby providing a safe and comfortable means of walking for its patients.
By providing prosthetic parts and expertise, Legs4Africa is supporting the centre so that it may better serve its patients, now, and in the future.
Legs4Africa has partnered with the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. to In July, 2015, Legs4Africa sent a consignment of 600 prosthetic legs for adaption and fitting.
Though the hospital struggles to meet demand with its limited access to prosthetic leg components, it is fully staffed and equipped with high grade equipment.
Legs4Africa is working to provide the hospital with the rare and hard to source prosthetic legs that they so desperately need so that, in turn, the hospital can provide its patients with a means of mobility and the chance to live a more productive and inclusive life.
Legs4Africa is working with Makerere Hospital, in Kampala, to lower costs of artificial legs which would otherwise be prohibitively expensive for patients. By providing the centre with recycled prosthetic leg components Legs4Africa is helping to drive down the cost of mobility for low income amputees
Legs4Africa is working to meet the need for artificial legs and specialist tools in Kenya and working with AIC CURE International Hospital Kenya.
By recycling artificial legs from the UK and harnessing existing skills and infrastructure within African countries, such as Kenya, Legs4Africa is increasing the independence and opportunities of amputees and helping to improve their over all quality of life.