Daniel Kodi, prosthetist and head of the National Prosthetics
and Orthotics Centre, Accra, Ghana, has announced that the center
will be cutting back patient care services due to lack of
practitioners. Kodi was described on ghanaweb.com as being the sole
practitioner at the center, which serves the entire country of 23
million people, plus neighboring countries including Burkina Faso,
Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo. Kodi plans to retire in March 2008.
According to ghanaweb.com, orthotic technicians support Kodi at the
center, and a “skeleton staff” of orthotists manage cases in other
regions of the country.