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Increased Skills for Prosthetic and Orthotics Practioners in Syria

Estimates put the number of people with disabilities in Syria that need prosthetic & orthotics (P&O) support at more than 80,000 and yet the country has less than a third of the P&O technicians that it needs and many of these are poorly trained.


The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation has teamed up with the NGOs Legacy of War and Human Study to train 12 P&O technicians in Syria and Turkey to treat even the most challenging patient cases as well as pass the skills learnt on to upcoming P&O technicians in the future. The project will result in 200 Syrian refugees based in Turkey receiving treatment during the 12 month training programme and then up to 720 per year in both Syria and Turkey being supported through improved access to services and care thereafter.