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A clubfoot journey: A tale of three mothers
The first things we noticed were the bright, colorful, and vibrant dresses. Beautiful colors of orange and pink accompanied by matching lipsticks greeted us. The color combinations were bold, leaving an air of spring.
A mom’s glad heart
Meet Fidaoussi. She was treated through the CURE Clubfoot program in Niger. This is her story.
Grand opening of Rilima clubfoot clinic
The Director of the center thanked the team from CURE and announced the official inauguration of clubfoot clinic in his centre. They elected a clinic coordinator, who will be our contact person at the Rilima centre, and they also designated a counselor. Together they are working to cure kids in Rwanda and to begin to eliminate clubfoot.
Healing Children and Communities
He had already seen three of his eight children die, a sad but familiar story in places like this. He was searching for help for his son, who had clubfoot and was quietly but nervously limping around the small clinic. Thankfully, his father had found CURE.
The Chronicles of Clubfoot: First stop, Haiti
The training that we provide allows healthcare workers to treat kids at hospitals in underserved areas, often in remote locations. This training is used in hospitals to heal a child’s feet and stop this deformity from becoming a disability that hinders them for the rest of their lives.
Niger’s first clubfoot symposium
Suggestions were to begin including the Ponseti Method in the curriculum for all medical students and nurses, and to continue to train health care professionals on clubfoot treatment. Overall it was very encouraging to see so many of Niger’s health care workers so involved in the discussion and dedicated to reaching the maximum number of patients through healing.
The Week in Photos: Clubfoot in Haiti
A special edition of “The Week in Photos” featuring photos from the CURE Clubfoot program in Haiti.
The importance of continuing education
One of our clinics in Nasik, India, recently shared a story that illustrates the importance of continuing education in the clubfoot treatment process.
CURE Clubfoot Rwanda: Raising awareness in the community
Our CURE Clubfoot program in Rwanda currently has 22 clinics across the country. With the purpose of raising community awareness regarding CURE Clubfoot activities, we organized an awareness day at the Gikondo clinic. We had 47 parents of children born with clubfoot, four local pastors, and a large collection of CURE Clubfoot staff.
Thousands running free from clubfoot
Every month, in 18 countries, our 330 clubfoot clinics receive over 6,000 visits from children who have been afflicted with clubfoot. Congenital clubfoot is the most common birth defect of the musculoskeletal system and is estimated to affect nearly 1 in every 750 births worldwide. In many low- and middle-income countries treatment is unavailable and these children face a lifetime of disability.
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