Developing clinical capacity

Enhancing the skills and expertise of healthcare professionals through targeted training enables them to deliver high-quality prosthetic care and support to individuals with limb differences.

Training is happening all year around.


What are the challenges?

The need to develop clinical capacity within the prosthetics industry is becoming increasingly imperative. 

  • Central to this development is the focus on training, which ensures that professionals are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills to offer the right care.

  • Without ongoing capacity development, healthcare facilities risk falling behind in adopting evolving best practices, potentially creating disparities in the quality and accessibility of care.

  • Expanding clinical capacity is critical for meeting the wide-ranging needs of patients, from the initial assessments and fittings to regular maintenance and support, facilitating active and fulfilling lives for those with limb differences.
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With the rise in demand for prosthetic care, propelled by technological advancements and a heightened awareness of the unique requirements of individuals with limb differences, there is an urgent call for enhanced service delivery capabilities.

40%

of sub-Saharan amputations are the result of diabetes

10% 

of prosthetists required to support the amputee population

400 million

Africans need access to assistive technology

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What STAND is doing about it?

STAND is actively addressing these challenges through a series of targeted initiatives aimed at enhancing the professional capabilities within the prosthetics sector.


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Training bursaries

We provide training bursaries for continual professional development to the centres we support, allowing practitioners to refine their skills in alignment with patient needs.
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Succession Planning

Our efforts include aiding in succession planning to ensure that centres have trained professionals ready to step in when someone retires or leaves, addressing the common issue of understaffing and lack of succession plans.
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Professional Network

We foster an active participation in our network of professionals, encouraging dialogue, networking, and resource sharing. This collective approach is crucial for staying abreast of the dynamic and evolving nature of the sector.

Through these initiatives, STAND is committed to building a more robust and responsive prosthetics industry, one that is fully equipped to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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How to support people with limb difference?

Supporting STAND enables us to continue making strides in prosthetic care and innovation.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate money: Every donation, big or small, contributes to our mission of enhancing prosthetic care and supporting those in need.

  • Become a major donor: Stepping up as a major donor can have a transformative impact on our capabilities and the lives of individuals we support.

  • Fundraise: Get creative with fundraising efforts in your community or network, raising awareness and funds for our cause.

Your support is crucial in driving this project forward, enabling us to reach more individuals in need and continue our work in improving prosthetic care and accessibility.

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