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As promised some more pictures from Phil’s trip to Uganda with the Polo Project
Diriibe David, one of the Ugandan technicians
Padding Ugandan style
Whats wrong in this picture
Patient who lost her foot in fire
Many thanks to Phil for his article and pictures on what appears to have been a very rewarding trip
A group of Orthotists from around the UK have got together with a team from Nottingham University to set up a voluntary rehabilitation project in Uganda.
Algeos has been a loyal supporter of the Uganda Polio Project from day one, generously donating materials, tools and other essential items to enable the success of the trip.
Over the course of the last 2 week trip to Uganda over 500 patients were seen by the 6 Orthotists and 1 technician who gave up their time to enable the project. Uganda is one of the poorest nations on earth, disease and disability is common place, provision of healthcare is inconsistent and beyond the reach of most Ugandans. This results in those with the greatest need being left without access to healthcare or rehabilitation provision.
Along with material and tools, the team have collected used orthoses from throughout the UK. These have been packed up and shipped out to Uganda in anticipation of the clinical teams arrival in June.
This year the project has expanded to 9 clinicians and 2 technicians, with the aim of treating double the number of patients. This project is only possible thanks to our generous supporters, every penny of donations be they financial or physical consumable are used directly to support those in the greatest of need.
Full details of the project can be found at: ugandapolioproject.com
A group of Orthotists and Technicians are out in Uganda at the moment setting up and running a Polo clinic. They have a blog running with pictures on Face book and you can follow the action by clicking on the following link: Uganda Polio Project
To help the project team out and make a donation please click on this link: Project Just Giving Page