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Poverty Levels: 803 million live on $2 a day or less
Number of new clubfoot cases per year: 40,000
Estimated cases of untreated clubfoot: 200,000
miraclefeet has begun to fund state programs in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and a regional program in the Northeast. These programs are expected to treat about 700 children by the end of the first year.
miraclefeet works with CURE International India Trust. CURE has an established track record of establishing and managing effective clubfoot programs in India at a state-wide level.
miraclefeet has been funding the Maharashtra State Clubfoot Program for about a year. This program is a joint venture between miraclefeet, CURE and the State Ministry of Health. miraclefeet will be funding new clubfoot programs in 2012 in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and in the five northeastern states.
Maharashtra State Clubfoot Program
miraclefeet targeted Maharashtra (population 112 million) for its first program in India due to its size and the very limited availability of proper clubfoot treatment in public hospitals. The program was launched with a two-day training in May 2011 in Mumbai attended by over 90 doctors and residents from area hospitals. Three initial clinics were established at public hospitals in Mumbai and Pune. Additional training was provided in November to ensure doctors at all state hospitals were proficient in the Ponseti Method. Since then an additional 12 hospitals have been added to the program. As of March 2012, over 200 children were enrolled in treatment. Based on capacity and population, miraclefeet estimates that over 750 children will be in treatment in the state by the end of 2013.
Patient data and photographs are being entered in the miraclefeet patient database so that quality of care and number of children being treated can be monitored by miraclefeet.