In the country of Zambia, located in southeast Africa, roughly 80% of the population lives off of less than 1 USD per day (Shaoul, 2002). There is little basic healthcare and the area is particularly disease-ridden. HIV is prevalent and various forms of infections are complicated by insufficient means to properly care for wounds and by HIV’s toll on the immune system (USAID, 2009). Infections can progress far enough to lead to amputations. Many Zambians are unable to walk after an injury that might be considered minimal in more developed countries, and most cannot afford any currently-marketed options to compensate for the loss of leg function.

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