Wanted: More Prosthetic Specialists

In Bangladesh, a new school is trying to fill the gap in the number of clinicians who can make artificial limbs, braces and splints. For a country this size, 1,100 would be the target number of trained professionals. Right now, they have 25.

The great need for artificial limbs and braces comes from chaotic traffic and poor safety standards. The country has 400,000 road accidents each year, according to WHO. In addition, many people in this poor country have deformities or musculoskeletal diseases, and they don't get sufficient care.
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