On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, OADCPH signed a representation contract with the Director of Mali’s New African Development Strategy to represent OADCPH in Mali and Guinea.
OADCPH, Organisation Africaine pour le Développement des Centres pour Personnes Handicapées, has been working in Africa for over ten years to facilitate access to assistive products for a greater number of disabled people. Find out more.
SYNSYS by PROTEOR is a unique system that allows coordination between the movements of the ankle and those of the knee in extension of the hip. A system designed to facilitate everyday situations and provide a certain autonomy and serenity;
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.
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.
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.
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.
The African Organization for the Development of Centers for Persons with Disabilities (OADCPH) signed yesterday in Lomé with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a headquarters agreement.
According to Mass NIANG, executive director of OADCPH, this agreement aims to promote access to rehabilitation care for a large number of disabled people and their families, improve the quality of care given to disabled people and promote the development and sustainability of rehabilitation services in Africa.
Through this headquarters agreement, the Togolese government grants OADCPH administrative facilities and tax and customs exemptions necessary for the execution of its programs and projects on the territory.
As a reminder, the OADCPH is a non-governmental organization founded in 2011 and which includes more than 80 structures in more than 30 countries in Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone Africa.
As planned in the IMPACTE 3D project schedule, the first refresher meeting on the two (02) types of posture orthotics (AFO and KAFO posture orthotics for ankle flexion and knee varum) started on Monday, February 12, 2018 at ENAM L with the participation of nine (09) ortho-prosthetists and eight (08) physical therapists coming from four (04) rehabilitation centers from three (03) countries (the CNAO of Lomé, the CRAO of Dapaong, the CNAO of Mali and the Orthopaedic Fitting Service of the National Hospital of Niamey). This meeting which ended on Friday, February 16, 2018 was led by several trainers including three (03) orthoprosthetists (AFETSE Matthieu, Orthoprosthetist referent at the OADCPH; Sophie POURRET, the orthoprosthetist expert of ORTEN, Jérôme CANICAVE, orthoprosthetist and 3D expert of HI) and 02 physiotherapists (Setondji SOSSA, physiotherapist at the CNAO and Uta UPREHL, physiotherapist referent at HI). The overall objective is to update the ortho-prosthetists and physiotherapists on the orthopaedic treatment protocols of the two (02) posture orthoses. Specifically, the participants have strengthened their knowledge in clinical evaluation techniques, treatment indications, correct measurements, manufacturing techniques of the devices and the process of fitting and delivery of the devices according to international standards.
This training is the first of a list of three (03) trainings, the second of which is already scheduled for March 12 to 18.