Our Work in Zambia

Legs4Africa provides qualified professionals with the materials and components that they need to repair and create prosthetic legs for use by amputees. These legs provide mobility and allow amputees to lead more independent and productive lives.

The current situation

In Zambia, as in many parts of Africa, type 2 diabetes is on the rise. This is mainly due to poor socioeconomic conditions and the influx of cheap, low quality food which leads to bad diets. Furthermore, information on prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes is scarce and, If preventative steps are not taken, diabetes can lead to amputation.

In Africa, disability often leads to exclusion by society. Moreover, their poor economic and social status can result in difficult living conditions.

Add to this low standards of health and safety, road accidents and insufficient medical skills or resources, there is a high demand by amputees for artificial legs.

The Current Solution

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.

What we’ve shipped so far

Feet
600
Pilons
700
Knees
250

“Giving someone a prosthetic leg is like giving someone back their life again. It never gets boring”Gabu Jarjue

Where our support comes from

So far our efforts in Zmabia have been support by generous one of and regular donations as well as gifts through the following trusts.



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Ruth Chisanga aged 21

Marry Musoni aged 18

Victor Shawa aged 27