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Madame Kalim, 59, is a vendor at Lome’s main market. She has been suffering from plantar fasciitis on her right foot for 3 years. Following a medical diagnosis, she underwent medical treatment with no real outcome. After her consultation at the physiotherapy center, she underwent physiotherapy sessions and needs a night splint. Until now, she hadn’t been able to afford one. OADCPH’s donation of a night splint ankle brace is a real relief for her.

 

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Aged 65, Dame FLORENCE is a courageous woman who has been affected by hemiplegia since 2009. The past 15 years have been a daily struggle, hampering her freedom of movement. All she wanted was a cane to help her get around. Her heartfelt wish was more than fulfilled thanks to donations of salvaged components. Joy and satisfaction now light up Dame FLORENCE’s face.

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3D Prosthesis Helps Beytullah Achieve His Life Goals.( OTTOBOCK)

Beytullah lost his lower leg in an accident at work in 2012. In order to be able to continue training for football, he was looking for a socket that would fit him well and allow him to feel safe while running and sprinting on the football field. Beytullah is experienced in both conventional and digital process and appreciates the clean and fast process of MyFit TT digital design.

The 3D-printed MyFit TT socket, combined with its end-to-end process, makes it easy to start digital workflows, providing a seamless and fast process.

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ECOLE DU DOS : UNDERSTANDING, PREVENTING AND TREATING LOW BACK PAIN

Always keep your back straight, avoid static postures. Over 4 hours maximum,
change postures, do stretches in the opposite direction of your usual activities.

The back school is the best place to understand that the back must be kept straight regardless of the activities. It is important to understand that after any treatment for low back pain, back school remains a life habit to be maintained to avoid recurrence, complications and lifelong pain. To better learn and improve your condition, you can consult a physical therapist for a more important and long term follow-up.

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L’OADCPH, UN DISTRIBUTEUR RÉGIONAL À BUT NON-LUCRATIF EN AFRIQUE.News

OADCPH, A REGIONAL NON-PROFIT DISTRIBUTOR IN AFRICA

CASE STUDY 7: AFRICAN ORGANISATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (OADCPH)

OADCPH is a Togolese non-profit regional distributor that links international manufacturers with providers in Africa. OADCPH provides a network of 80 members in 30 African countries, including public and private rehabilitation centers, individual prosthetists/orthotists, NGOs, faith-based organizations and governments.
The annual fee is $80 and members must sign an ethical charter committing them to sustainable and affordable margins. OADCPH members benefit from negotiated rates based on high-volume orders placed with a pool of international suppliers. OADCPH has a 600 square meter warehouse to hold inventory and can deliver components to many countries in as little as 24 hours.
Because of its reputation and access to prosthetists/orthotists in Africa, OADCPH has been able to negotiate financing for its working capital needs with suppliers, offering extended payment terms to buyers in return. OADCPH also disseminates information about suppliers’ products to its members to enable more informed decisions regarding product selection and purchasing. OADCPH is currently piloting a project to 3D print
3D printing of orthotics with HI that aims to provide members in the region with orthotic components made from a central 3D printer located in its warehouse. OADCPH has also established a regional training center that offers a variety of training programs for prosthetists/orthotists and other rehabilitation professionals in technical skills, service unit management and administrative and professional development.

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Technologies d’assistance à faible coût en AfriqueNews

LOW COST ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN AFRICA

ATIF is collaborating with OADCPH to digitize logistics and distribution operations, and to test and replicate its entire model in Eastern and Southern Africa, setting up operations through a distribution center in Kenya.
The African Organization for the Development of Centers for Persons with Disabilities (OADCPH) facilitates access to quality AT and services through a low-cost distribution model, capacity building for rehabilitation professionals, and technical support to rehabilitation centers in Africa.

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