The first participants received a 3D printed lower leg prosthesis. In the village of Masanga there are already seven people who are in need of a lower leg prosthesis, this shows the great demand for prostheses in Sierra Leone!
Last week the first participant received a 3D printed lower leg prothesis. After 10 years he was able to do his first steps again.
My name is Melissa van Gaalen and I went to Masanga hospital in Sierra Leone from August to November 2019 to continue the project. During this period, I met Samuel Teddykamara, one of our patients.
In autumn 2019, we conducted a successful crowdfunding campaign in collaboration with the Dutch Albert Schweitzer Fund (NASF).
During the summer of 2019 I went to Masanga hospital in Sierra Leone. I was the second student to discover the beauty of the country and the region of Masanga for this project.
Technical Medicine student Merel van der Stelt (25) is helping to provide prosthetics to amputees in Sierra Leone. During her internship in the African country, she used a 3D printer to create prosthetics for local patients. Now she is a part of a team aiming to set up a 3D-Lab there.