CURE Clubfoot Worldwide has cured more than 1,000 children with clubfoot in Latin America. Now, with the launch of CCW’s newest program in El Salvador, more children than ever before have a chance for healing from the world’s most common birth defect.
This program is one of the first five such nationwide treatment programs in Latin America; CCW also operates programs in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guatemala and Honduras. Overall, CCW has a presence in 17 countries throughout the developing world.
The CCW El Salvador program begins with four clinic locations – two in San Salvador, another in Santa Ana, and a fourth in San Miguel. Each of these sites provides children 2 years old and under free clubfoot treatment through the utilization of the nonsurgical Ponseti Method. Counseling is also offered to the children’s parents. CCW is partnering with the Ponseti International Association and the Rotary Club of Santa Tecla, San Salvador, in this program.
To celebrate the launch of this program, CCW held a dinner and training workshop in San Salvador with more than 35 orthopedic doctors in attendance. Among the featured speakers were Dr. Jose Morcuende, Ph.D., chief medical director of the Ponseti International Association, and Andrew Mayo, executive director for CCW.
More updates will follow on the blog in the coming months.