pIxM0 – 2020-03-23 – Stefanie Hadley

Posted: 23 Mar 2020

I work for a UK-based charity which supplies hospitals and mobility centres across Africa with second-hand prosthetic leg components. We receive donations of these components from UK hospitals and donate them free of charge to African prosthetists to be distributed free to amputees.

One of our volunteers brought a 10kg suitcase of prosthetic components to Walvis Bay in January, and it was seized by customs and held until we showed them the memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Health. We are now in need of a clearing agent to collect the items, which have no commercial value as they are second hand gifts which are not to be sold.