500 miles

500 miles supports the development and delivery of prosthetic and orthotic services in Malawi and Zambia.

The main aim of 500 miles is to make prosthetic and orthotic services available to people with disabilities in Malawi and Zambia in a sustainable way for the long term. Our main activities towards achieving this are (1) establishing and supporting in-country facilities which are capable of delivering safe and high quality services, (2) creating a competent, qualified in-country workforce by sponsoring the training of Malawian and Zambian men and women to an international level and (3) paying for and subsidising the cost of prosthetic and orthotic devices for those who cannot afford to buy their own.

Member Type

Organisational member, C

Areas of Interest

  • Capacity Building
  • Disability
  • Health – General
  • Sustainable development

Operational Areas

  • Malawi
  • Zambia


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