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3D printed leg prostheses in Masanga

3D printed leg prostheses in Masanga

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! Together with the help of the local...

First 3D printed leg prothesis

First 3D printed leg prothesis

Last week the first participant received a 3D printed lower leg prothesis. After 10 years he was able to do his first steps again. The 3D lab in Masanga Hospital Sierra Leone has been expanded with a new Ultimaker S5. This larger sized printer creates the possibility...

Story written by a patient

Story written by a patient

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. Shortly after the civil war (1992-2002), he broke his arm during a...

Crowdfunding NASF

Crowdfunding NASF

In autumn 2019, we conducted a successful crowdfunding campaign in collaboration with the Dutch Albert Schweitzer Fund (NASF). Almost € 15,000 was collected! With this new financial contribution, we will make the entire 3D process more sustainable. The goal of 3D...

Improved quality of life

Improved quality of life

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.During my time in Masanga I did three things. Of course the local physiotherapist put a lot...