January 20, 2023

Introducing the first 3D-printed prosthesis in Mali!

Written by:
Leïla Keita

Kabakoo is proud to introduce the 1st 3D-printed prosthesis in Mali!
It’s the result of the hard work and dedication of two young women, Kadidiatou (21) and Fatoumata (21). With their project "Faso Médical", they design and 3D-print prostheses which are up to now in Mali imported items, and hence not readily available for the population. Their project emerged from the Hackathon organized by Kabakoo last October on accelerating the resilience of Sahelian societies. The prototype of their tibial prosthesis has been approved by surgeons and orthopedists. Faso Médical hence promises to have a real impact on local communities.

Congratulations to Kadidiatou and Fatoumata for their hard work and dedication while learning, making, and doing at Kabakoo!

Kadidiatou and Fatoumata working on their prototype.