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Mobilizing children for life

We Can End a Major Disability

2 million children

live with the pain and stigma of untreated clubfoot, a common birth defect that affects 1 in 800 globally.

MiracleFeet is on a mission to eliminate this leading cause of physical disability worldwide. We partner with local health workers and organizations to bring the non-surgical care to children who need it today and for generations. Less than $500 can cover the cost of treatment for one child.

53,447 lives transformed
321 clinics
29 countries
53,447 lives transformed
321 clinics
29 countries
A Cyclist’s Long Journey and the Resolve to Pedal On
Khristopher Nicholas is a PhD candidate at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and an accomplished cyclist. Born with bilateral clubfoot in Trinidad and Tobago, his journey, and all that he has learned along the way, inspired him to become an advocate and ambassador for MiracleFeet’s work worldwide.
World’s Top Business School Tackles Clubfoot
Share: Contact Amanda Springer Director of Program Operations amanda.springer@miraclefeet.org Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld Co-Founder & CEO Chesca@miraclefeet.org Over 600 of the world’s brightest minds at INSEAD (the Financial Times’ #1-ranked graduate business school) designed strategies for MiracleFeet to scale accessible treatment for a leading cause of disability in low- and middle-income countries as the focus of the 10th Master Strategy Day. Competing in France and Singapore, over 100 small student teams embraced the challenges of MiracleFeet’s mission and model to create a strategy for expanding treatment for clubfoot in middle-income countries. A collision of teaching, innovation, and social good, the competition challenges MBA students to design strategic solutions (in just 36 hours!) that help an organization achieve meaningful business and social impact goals. Global consulting firm Bain & Company also provided consultants to mentor each team. Photo: Ilan Goren/INSEAD Photo: Ilan Goren/INSEAD “One of the most competently run NGOs that I have ever encountered.”Ithai Stern, INSEAD At the end teams presented their strategies to an esteemed panel of judges, including MiracleFeet CEO Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld and board member Åro Tilde Eide, with one team taking top honors for their work. Åro Eide and her husband, Georg Madersbacher, both INSEAD alumni and long-time donors to MiracleFeet, helped create this collaboration by introducing the two organizations. “We had a blast. It was a fantastically energizing and motivating 24 hours, and we came away with a whole slate of new ideas that have the potential to change the lives of thousands of children over the next five years,” said Colloredo-Mansfeld. This year was also the first time that INSEAD used virtual reality (VR) to help students experience the many aspects of an organization’s work in rich detail. Through the power of VR they visited MiracleFeet’s partner in Arusha, Tanzania to see clubfoot treatment hands-on, as well as a family’s journey through care. INSEAD Associate Professor of Strategy Ithai Stern remarked that “MiracleFeet is one of the most competently run NGOs that I have ever encountered. We have worked with many NGOs before and found [MiracleFeet’s] professionalism, dedication, and collegiality very impressive.” “MiracleFeet was very fortunate and honored to be part of this flagship event. We learned so much, not just from the students’ extraordinarily creative and insightful presentations, but from the process of working with INSEAD faculty to create a challenge that allowed students to apply their business skills to a real-world social problem,” said Colloredo-Mansfeld. 1 of 8 2 of 8 3 of 8 4 of 8 5 of 8 6 of 8 7 of 8 8 of 8 More from MiracleFeet World’s Top Business School Tackles Clubfoot A Cyclist’s Long Journey and the Resolve to Pedal On MiracleFeet-Supported Treatment in Myanmar Affected by Political Unrest Technology Spotlight: Virtual Training for Clubfoot Treatment Piloted in the Philippines, Zimbabwe
Technology Spotlight: Virtual Training for Clubfoot Treatment Piloted in the Philippines, Zimbabwe
In partnership with OPENPediatrics (a program out of Boston Children’s Hospital), we recently launched ACT Online, an eight-module online version of the ACT Basic Program, which includes the world’s first interactive 3D model of clubfoot. The curriculum, developed by experts at the University of Oxford and the Global Clubfoot Initiative, and endorsed by the UK’s Royal College of Surgeons, is designed specifically for learning and applying clubfoot treatment skills in low-resource settings.

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