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About 8K Individuals Became Amputees After The Sierra Leone Civil War, And Here's What David Moinina Sengeh Did To Help

David Moinina Sengeh’s journey is proof that determination always exceeds doubt. Born and raised in Sierra Leone, Sengeh witnessed the traumatic effects of his country’s civil war, which began in March 1991 until January 2002. According to France 24, between 50,000 to 200,000 people lost their lives. In addition to fatalities, many victims became amputees due to the war’s brutality. In 2014, the TED Fellow shared in his TED Talk, “The Sore Problem of Prosthetic Limbs,” that an estimated 8,000 men, women and children had their legs and arms amputated. The alarming number of Sierra Leoneans who had to use prosthetics led Sengeh to learn about the challenges that they were facing with them.  

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 14, 2023