Zambia is a vast country and high-level prosthetic and orthotic services are not available outside the very largest towns. Poverty, disability itself, the huge distances, difficult terrain and lack of infrastructure all combine to make travel these places more or less impossible for the majority.
From 2008 until 2012, 500 miles supported the workshop at ZIOH directly and significantly boosted its capacity and productivity. We sponsored the training of all but one of its qualified staff and have every confidence in the quality of the service delivered by the workshop’s professional team led by its very talented clinical manager, Isaac Zyambo (above left). You can read Isaac’s profile here →
We will be adding further updates about our work in Zambia in the next few days. Please watch this space.