The amputee population in Uganda stands between ten thousand and fifteen thousand, concentrated in the North, North-East, and West of Uganda. This number is on the increase because of the ongoing civil contlict and accidents.
Uganda has no prosthetics industry, all specialised componentry/equipment is imported. Very recently, a new supplier which has a local distributor in Uganda, has made ordering componentry and materials easier; nevertheless, the budgets particularly in government run facilities are not sufficient to meet demand.
Most Prosthesis are costly ranging from $1,200-$2,000 rendering many needy vulnerable and income handicapped unable to afford, most producers attribute this to high cost of imported materials that are not available to reduce the cost of the product.
When you move around the companies and government facilities, most machines are not operating to the full capacity because of limited support of materials and high costs as majority of these amputees are lower income earners.
In Uganda forest covers are significantly lost every year and wetlands adversely degraded and human settled and use of fossil fuel and old auto motives and poorly controlled automation and urban planning all contributes to carbon emissions.
Climate change can be overwhelming. The science is complex, and when it comes to future impacts, there are still a lot of unknowns. While real solutions will require action on a global scale, there are choices you can make in your day-to-day life to lessen your personal impact on the environment