Angama, Leslie

Angama, Leslie
Country
Colombia
Bio
Graduated as a physiotherapist in Geneva in 2005, Leslie Angama worked several years in Switzerland in a private practice and hospital, before engaging in humanitarian and development work by joining the International Committee of the Red Cross, where she has been working the last 10 years in diverse settings such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, West and Central Africa and completed her academic background with a master degree in International Public Health at the University of Liverpool in 2014. She has been extensively involved in the design and delivery of training courses on lower-limb amputation and cerebral palsy to physiotherapy students and practitioners and participated as a facilitator in the design of a MOOC on lower-limb amputation in collaboration with Physiopedia in 2015. Currently working as a Physical Rehabilitation Project Manager in Colombia she is collaborating closely with the Ministry of Health in order to develop wheelchair services in the country, and advocates for their inclusion in the National Health plan. She presented in 2015 in the WCPT congress in Singapore “Barriers to accessing rehabilitation services in Lomé, Togo and ways to address them: perspectives from persons with disabilities” and participated in a few research projects.