KITE-SL (Kyphoscoliosis Initiative for Therapy and Empowerment – Sierra Leone)

Kyphoscoliosis is a very severe spinal deformity that afflicts a large number of patients in Sierra Leone.

Kite-SL is the first organization registered with the Sierra Leonean Government, to protect and promote the special interests of disabled people with spinal deformities. They closely cooperate with Africa Surgery by providing fieldwork support for our Spinal Surgery Program:

Additionally, they manage, maintain and secure our Freetown base, including our “Larry the Land Rover” vehicle.

In turn, Africa Surgery helps Kite-SL by facilitating their procurement of orthotics and prosthetics and by providing a 40-ft. container to house a maintenance shop for these supplies.