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PARTNERS / PARTNERSHIP
Nelson Mubiru – Uganda
Vice-President, Uganda Orthopedic Technology Association
He is the current Vice-president of the Uganda Orthopedic Technology Association and is the Technical Director of Nkolo Orthopedics Rehabilitation Services Limited.
He holds a Diploma in Orthopedic Technology and a Higher Diploma in Leadership and Health Management in Tanzania.
Nelson is a dedicated and passionate professional, providing prosthetic and orthotic services to people with disabilities and has worked for NGOs, private orthopedic laboratories and in the public sector.
Oliveira Alfredo Mocuna - Mozambique
Director Association OLAPA, Beira
Oliveira lives and works in Beira as a social worker with 15 years of experience in community projects focused on rural development in Mozambique. In 2001, he began his work with the voluntary association Jovens com uma Missão and became its manager in the province of Gaza. Since 2009, he has been director of the Ré-Om House Project and Ré-Om Elementary School. After cyclone Idai that devastated the city of Beira in 2019, Oliveira has undertaken projects for the reconstruction of family homes, emergency response and community development with agricultural projects.
In 2022 he created the OLAPA WA MOHA Association, which means “WORKING TOGETHER”, with the aim of improving the socio-economic conditions of the forgotten and most vulnerable populations of the urban and rural areas of Beira and its surroundings.
John Ojoo Ondiege - Kenya
Director of the Orthopedic Technology Department at the Kenyatta National Hospital
John Ondiege is a senior orthopedic technician and trainer in the rehabilitation profession and heads the Orthopedic technology department at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.
In addition to running the largest rehabilitation department in the country, he is an advisory member of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and a consultant to the Kenya Association for Disabled Persons (APDK).
John is strongly committed to see rehabilitative care reach everyone in his community (and beyond) so that each family they are a part of might live a dignified existence.
Herbert James Elaju - Uganda
Executive Director Association Save a Seed for the Future
Herbert James is a non-profit management professional. He is both resourceful and dedicated to his work and has a long and proven track record of fostering organizational growth in NGOs, effectively managing large teams and building partnerships with people and organizations across all industries. He has worked with CURE Children’s Hospital in Mbale, Uganda, World Vision Uganda in Soroti, A Rocha in Kampala and Soroti Environmental Concern.
He is currently the Executive Director of Save a Seed for the Future, a non-profit association dedicated to sustainable development in Uganda. He is also financial manager of the New Hope Bidibidi Rehabilitation Center with Hope Health Action Uganda.
Mark Ndagonera - Malawi
President Malawi Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists
Mark Ndagonera holds a diploma in orthopedic technology from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania.
For three years he has been the President of the Malawi Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists and works as a senior orthopedic technician at Kamuzu Central Hospital within the Lilongwe Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery (KCH-LION) in Malawi.
Serge Kinchéssou Alladagbe - Benin
CEO A2D Prosthetics, Parakou
Serge has a long career in the rehabilitation profession and extensive work experience in several countries. He worked in Italy for Orthosanity, in Tunisia for Orthotechnique, in Mali for the Center Père Bernard Verspieren, in Togo for CNAO, until he founded his own orthopedic laboratory in Parakou, in the north of Benin.
Serge holds several specializations in orthoses and prostheses and is an active member of various organizations such as FATO, the African Federation of Orthopedic Technicians, the Parakou Rehabilitation Committee, and is the president of Solidarité, Inclusion et Développement of Benin.
Sarani Diatta - Senegal
Coordinator ISAD - Initiative Solidaire des actions de développement
Sarani is a highly qualified Senegalese manager and program coordinator who specializes in advocacy for landmine victims. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Assane Seck University in Ziguinchor, Senegal, and was trained in “Project Management” at the Higher Institute of Management (ISM).
He is currently coordinator of ISAD – Initiative Solidaire des actions de développement, an organization that works in the field of anti-mine action and accompanies poor and conflict-affected populations in Casamance. Sarani is himself a victim of landmines, having lost his left leg when he was 12 years old to a mine placed in his schoolyard by rebels, and therefore makes his work his life’s mission.
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