Orthopaedic Training Centre, Adoagyiri-Nsawam, Ghana

The Orthopaedic Centre was established in 1961, originally founded as a centre of children with polio. Now that polio is eradicated in Ghana they have become a general rehabilitation centre.

They currently have four programmes:

  • An orthopaedic clinic and workshop, where they manufacture and repair orthopaedic appliances such as shoes, prosthesis, braces and artificial legs, arms & splints.
  • Mobile orthopaedic unit which tours the country on a regular basis providing support to those unable to visit the Centre; the staff visit 42 stations throughout the country.
  • A residential home – this was opened in 1965 to provide facilities for those patients who were in need of extensive physiotherapy and training. This is a centre for the rehabilitation of babies, children and adult amputees, and they usually stay at the home for 3-6 months.
  • Prosthetics and orthopaedic (P&O) college that offers a three year diploma in P&O.

For more information, please visit their website.