Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) Center in Vientiane

Leg prostheses on display at the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) Center in Vientiane, Laos, 05 September 2016. COPE was created to provide Unexploded ordnance (UXO) survivors with access to orthotic and prosthetic devices. During the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1973, US troops dropped more than two million tons of bomb on Laos and estimated one third of the nearly 300 million bomb dropped were failed to detonated. Laos is hosting the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits from 06 to 08 September 2016.

Source: Cyprus News Agency