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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 is conducting discussions with the Indian program managers regarding the possibility of initiating activity in additional states, thereby assisting even more children.
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. In 2012, miraclefeet started funding new clubfoot programs in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and in the five northeastern states.
Patient data and photographs in all the Indian project sites are being entered in the miraclefeet patient database so that quality of care and number of children being treated can be monitored by miraclefeet.
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. Currently, twelve hospitals in the state of Maharashtra are participating in the program.
Nine States Clubfoot Program
Since 2012, miraclefeet has been also operating in an additional nine states in northeast India: Rajastan, Madhya Pradesh, and the seven states of northeastern India. As of June 2013, 17 clinics are treating clubfoot throughout the region.