There are hundreds of thousands of refugees and young people living with amputations in the developing world. Unfortunately, the prosthetic limbs currently available are either too expensive and or not fit for purpose.
IRT aims to support the development of high-activity, low-cost prosthetics which will help refugees and people in developing countries to regain their mobility and live with dignity.
Many children in northern Uganda are orphans after losing their parents during the conflict’s violence or from HIV/AIDS, which is highly prevalent in the region. The children need a safe and loving environment where they can grow up and attend school.
There are an estimated 180,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in South Sudan. In 2015, 12,000 people died from AIDS, and over 100,000 children were orphaned after losing one or both parents to the disease. Only 10% of those diagnosed with AIDS are receiving anti-retroviral treatment.