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.