Roberto Agosta, Executive Director of SwissABILITY, traveled to Senegal and The Gambia from February 20-28, 2023, for a fruitful exploratory mission.
Goal of the mission? That of strengthening collaboration with local partners and institutions for the benefit of the new SwissABILITY project that will take place in Ziguinchor, in the Casamance region. This project aims to build an orthopedic centre, train local orthopedic technicians, and equip a mobile clinic in one of the cities with the highest concentration of amputees in the entire country and where rehabilitation services are absent or inefficient.
In Banjul, The Gambia, Roberto instead visited colleagues at the orthopedic centre to organize the first interregional orthopedic training, which will bring together technicians from Guinea Bissãu, Senegal, and The Gambia scheduled for August 2023.
You can find out everything that happened in the March 2023 mission by reading the March 2023 newsletter at the following link or by reading our Mission Report.
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