SEMA opened a new center for prosthetics to bring hope and mobility for those who have an amputated limb due to the devastating war in Syria. You cannot imagine how important this is to these vulnerable people! These prosthetics mean a new life to many: it means they can walk, they can work, and they can become independent. It means less chronic pain and psychological consequences. It basically means HOPE.
This center is part of the National Syrian Project for Prosthetic Limbs (NSPPL), a project that was started in 2013, and SEMA was one of the founders and has continued to be a major supporter of the work. This center will focus on rehabilitation and application of artificial limbs to relieve some of the burdens of affected refugee and displaced people. Now, the NSPPL has three centers in Rihaniyya – Turkey, Idlib and Al-Bab – Syria. Since its opening it has provided more than 7000 prosthetics and trained more than 20 trainees, more than half of them have Certificates recognized by international bodies for the manufacture of prosthetics.
Dr. Yasser Al-Tabba, SEMA International board of directors, and one of the founders of the NSPPL, offered at the opening, “This effort to help others is necessary and very important for the wellbeing of everyone, especially the weak. We are happy when we see patients using these limbs and improving their daily lives with them, and when we see the prosthetic project, it no longer depends on individual people but has become an institution without limit, building up not only artificial limbs, but people, not only people but communities. We are happy to revive this service to help alleviate suffering in our society.”