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Clubfoot, a common birth defect causing one or both feet to turn inwards and upwards, makes it nearly impossible to walk properly. Over 1 million children live with stigma and suffering due to untreated clubfoot.

The miraclefeet model

Clubfoot is a problem that can be solved.

miraclefeet provides organizational, technical, and financial support to clinics in order to provide treatment to children born with clubfoot in developing countries. The treatment costs, on average, only $250 per child.

We support local health practitioners who are trained in the Ponseti method, a non-surgical treatment that involves a series of plaster casts. Following casting, a foot brace is worn at night for several years in order to prevent relapse. In 95% of cases, proper treatment results in full correction of the feet.

miraclefeet not only helps provide treatment to these children, but also supports the follow-up and education of families going through treatment. Follow-up care is critical to ensure each child’s feet stay healthy. Learn more  about how YOU can help children around the world receive the best clubfoot treatment possible. Just $250 per child is a small price to pay to transform a child’s life.

Where we work

Since beginning our work, miraclefeet has partnered with over 100 clinics in 14 different countries, enrolling over 16,000 children. miraclefeet partners with local healthcare providers working in public hospitals in low resource countries. The efficiency of this implementation model combined with the effectiveness of the Ponseti Method makes it possible to scale access to treatment in a way that is comprehensive, sustainable and low cost. The long-term goal is to withdraw from each country leaving behind a high-quality clubfoot program. Click on the countries in this interactive map for more information:


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