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Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre

Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopedic Technologist


My name is Abdullah Andrea Munish working at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Orthopedic department as a Wheelchair Technologist.

I was born in Dar-es-salaam at Kinondoni district in 1978. I finished my secondary school in 1998. I was involved in motor accident in 2000, and I sustained spinal injury at lumber one. It was a very frustrating moment to me as I noted that, I will not be eble to walk again, so I stayed in the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical centre for 8 months for rehabilitation.

After the 8 months period, I heard about the wheelchairs technology training course at Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopedic Technologies (TATCOT). My occupational therapist took my application form, and I was accepted to the 1-year program. I finished the course in November 2001. In the same year, I was employed by the KCMC Hospital as a wheelchair technologist.

My first challenge to this profession was to establish a wheelchair workshop at KCMC, which took me a year to accomplish. Since then, I have been producing appropriate wheelchairs for the disabled in the Kilimanjaro region.