Training for Prosthetic Technicians in War Torn Countries – Worlwide
Around 100 million people worldwide need a prosthetic limb to replace an amputated arm or leg, or an orthotic device to support a damaged limb. In conflict affected countries the numbers needing artificial limbs can be disproportionately high due to the use and presence of landmines, unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices. It is estimated that around 80 per cent of people who need these services do not have access to them.
As such, The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation is providing training in prosthetic & orthotics for 10 students from conflict affected countries around the world including Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea. The training will equip these students with the skills they need to support people with a limb loss disability when they return home and increase access to devices which will improve mobility and restore independence. The training is provided in partnership with Exceed Worldwide.