The Shoemaker Meets the KAFO Training Team

Mobility Outreach International and our DAHW organized a Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) training course at Thies Hospital Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center. One of the two patients that volunteered for the training was a shoemaker named, Mr. Ousseynou Diamé.

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Sepp Heim: His Passion for the Global Prosthetic and Orthotic Field

Sepp Heim had a passion for the global prosthetic and orthotic field. He was involved in promoting and enhancing the profession until his last day, willingly giving advice and support for the ever-evolving profession that he helped build to achieve worldwide recognition. His vision to establish world-wide educational standards to enable self-sustainability in the developing [...]

Steep Challenges Drive Innovation in Haiti

Along a dusty and steep hillside, where land is cheap, the power of the human spirit is visible. Telfort Cricétil suffered a severe compound fracture from an automobile accident in recent years and as a result of the poor medical treatment he received, he became a trans-tibial (below knee) amputee. To have a better life, [...]

Helping a Family Back Get Back on Their Feet

Madame Tenning Faye, a 40 year resident of the small town of Kaffrine in Senegal, had been an amputee since her car accident injury in 2012. She is the mother of 6 children and the loss of her mobility has reduced her small business income significantly, the family lives at the poverty level. She and [...]