Challenge: Amputees in remote areas of developing countries, who lack local medical services and cannot travel, need prosthetic limbs due to war, accidents, and disease.
Challenge: Children and adults with severe limb deformities in developing countries cannot walk due to a lack of trained local orthopedic surgeons.
Strategy: POF trains local surgeons in orthopedic surgery. Learn about our programs in Vietnam and Sierra Leone.
Challenge: Prosthetic limbs wear out, amputees’ bodies change and grow, and amputees in different countries live and work in different environments.
Strategy: POF trains local technicians to design, manufacture, and maintain prosthetic components suited to local needs, using locally available materials. Learn about our programs in Vietnam, Sierra Leone, and Bangladesh.
Challenge: Babies in developing countries born with clubfoot, a crippling limb deformity, face a lifetime of severely impaired walking, economic hardship, and social ostracism.
Strategy: POF trains local healthcare professionals to identify and treat clubfoot using a series of inexpensive casts and locally-made braces.