CURE Clubfoot Worldwide (CCW) is pleased to announce that this Saturday, 30th March 2013 beginning at 11:45AM GMT (7:45AM EDT), the Ethiopia National Clubfoot Program is holding an afternoon symposium titled ‘Missed opportunity to prevent a child from permanent disability’ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They will be discussing how clubfoot services can be integrated with other child health services in order to increase capacity for identification and referral of children with clubfoot. The hope is that clubfoot might be included in the newborn health checklist.
CCW Ethiopia’s own Adugna Hirpa, program coordinator for the Ethiopia National Clubfoot Programme, has led in organizing this event and is scheduled to present along other notable persons and organizations, including: Mrs. Adey Abate (CURE Ethiopia Executive Director), Professor Wubalem Zewdie (Addis Ababa University Medical faculty), Professor Birhanu Ayana (Addis Ababa University Medical faculty), Tigabu Gebremedhin (CBM Country Director), Professor Bogale Worku (Ethiopian Pediatrics Society President & Addis Ababa University Medical faculty), Professor Tilahun (Ethiopian Pediatrics Society), and Dr Biruk Lapiso (Ethiopian Medical Society President).
In attendance will be representatives from the Ethiopian Pediatrics Society, the Ethiopian Mid wives Society, the Ethiopian Physiotherapy Society, the Ethiopian Orthopedic Society, the Ethiopian Gyni/obs Society, UNICEF, Save The Children, Handicap International, Child Fund Ethiopia, ICRC, CBM, Federal Ministry Of Health, Zewditu Hospital Pediatrics department, Yekatit Hospital Neonate department, Black Lion Hospital Orthopedic department, PACT Ethiopia, World Vision, MSH, Compassion Ethiopia, NCA, Biligates Foundation, CURE Ethiopia, and possibly YOU via UStream.