3 Oct 2016

Hope given to amputees in Vanuatu

From , 4:01 pm on 3 October 2016

Amputees in Vanuatu have been given hope as two new prosthetists are trained up with the help of the Vanuatu Amputees Association.

Amputations have been on the rise in Vanuatu due to high rates of type two diabetes.

Last year husband and wife Michael and Julie Shugg moved to Vanuatu to help set up the VAA and work on training prosthetists on the islands.

Julie Shugg spoke to Eleanor Wenman about the VAA's work and why amputation rates are so high.

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Photo: AFP