Clubfoot affects one in 800 children worldwide. In low and middle-income countries, children living with untreated clubfoot face incredible hurdles their whole lives. Along with stigma and discrimination, they are often left alone and hidden away because the family is ashamed. Because walking is so difficult, they are among the least likely to enjoy the benefits of education and health care. Even worse, children with clubfoot are subject to higher risks of neglect, poverty, physical, and sexual abuse. MiracleFeet provides organizational, technical, and financial support to clinics within low and middle-income countries in order to provide treatment to children born with clubfoot. With MiracleFeet's support, treatment is free or extremely low-cost for the families who receive it. Over 90% of supported clinics are located in public hospitals, ensuring treatment is effective and the model is sustainable. To date over 20,000 children have received treatment for clubfoot through MiracleFeet clinics.
China, South America, India, Africa
Areas of Focus
- Access to Health Care
- Infectious Diseases
- Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health
- Neurological Diseases