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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.

55,316 lives transformed
321 clinics
29 countries
55,316 lives transformed
321 clinics
29 countries
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Emmanuel Otoo Joins MiracleFeet as Director of Programs, Jen Everhart Named Technical Director
Share: Contact Emmanuel Otoo Director of Programs emmanuel.otoo@miraclefeet.org Jennifer Everhart Technical Director jen.everhart@miraclefeet.org MiracleFeet’s leadership team expands to support global progress in preventing disability for children with a leading, treatable birth defect. Emmanuel Otoo joins MiracleFeet as director of programs, with decades of experience leading community-driven, power-shifting change for social justice issues—with the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, the Global Fund for Children, Free the Slaves, the United Nations Development Program, and other organizations—throughout Africa and the Middle East. He will support the expansion of national partnerships to implement high-quality, evidence-based programs treating children with clubfoot in low and middle-income countries. As MiracleFeet’s new technical director, Jennifer Everhart, who has overseen various aspects of programs for over 8 years, including leading global programs for the past 3.5 years, will oversee training, quality, and clinical program activities worldwide. Founded ten years ago, MiracleFeet has grown from one university-based partnership treating clubfoot in Brazil to a global team providing technical, logistical, and financial support to 650+ medical providers who treat this leading birth defect at 320 clinics in 29 countries. These partnerships reach approximately 25,000 children each year actively receiving treatment. In 2020, MiracleFeet achieved an important milestone towards integrating clubfoot treatment with other rehabilitation services in primary healthcare delivery—a role on the USAID-funded Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) consortium led by Johns Hopkins University International Injury Research Unit (JHU-IIRU). Technical Director Jen Everhart, pictured in PT Magazine. In her new role, Everhart will serve as MiracleFeet’s technical lead on the ReLAB-HS project, while providing senior oversight of all service delivery components across programs—including treatment quality, adherence, and training of health care providers. She will work to safeguard the quality, relevance, and impact of clinical activities in support of children with clubfoot and their families, as the organization expands into new countries. A physiotherapist with over 26 years of experience in global health rehabilitation, Everhart has lived and worked in Cote d’ Ivoire, where she provided community-based physical rehabilitation to underserved populations for the Peace Corps; served as the physiotherapy coordinator in Angola for landmine victims; and managed a rehabilitation project in Niger with the country’s first clubfoot treatment clinic. She is a member of the Global Clubfoot Initiative’s  technical working groups, contributing to the development of resources and best practices in clubfoot treatment. Niger, 2007 / Everhart helped establish the first clubfoot clinic, where she worked for several years and trained with physicians who pioneered the Ponseti Method in Africa. MiracleFeet Liberia program visit, 2017. Emmanuel Otoo, Programs Director Emmanuel Otoo is a native of Ghana who has lived, traveled, and worked in 30+ countries, most recently for the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, where he facilitated community-led efforts to achieve inclusive quality education for marginalized children as program officer for the International Children’s Education Program. Prior to that, he served as interim executive vice president at The Global Fund for Children (GFC), where he led strategic programmatic and organizational initiatives, and simultaneously, held the position of regional program director, Africa & the Middle East, responsible for a portfolio of over 60 organizations in 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East. Emmanuel has led programs to combat human trafficking and protect marginalized children throughout Africa and the Middle East. Pictured with refugees in Beirut in his role with the Global Fund for Children. Samburu Girls Foundation in Kenya Prior to his work at GFC, he was the regional director for Free the Slaves in West Africa, and he acquired substantial field experience while working with the United Nations Development Program in their Ghana Field Office and with the International Labor Organization/International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (ILO/IPEC). He has also served as a facilitator of community engagements and a catalyst for equity and growth working with various organizations, such as Plan International. Otoo received his BA Honors in Sociology, Executive MBA in Project Management, and his MA in Social work all from the University of Ghana. He is based in the metro Washington, DC area, where he lives with his wife and their two teenage children. More from MiracleFeet A Cyclist’s Long Journey and the Resolve to Pedal On World’s Top Business School Tackles Clubfoot A Philosophy of Compassion That’s Shaping the Future for Thousands of Kids in Nepal Technology Spotlight: Virtual Training for Clubfoot Treatment Piloted in the Philippines, Zimbabwe
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 A Mother’s Love Unlocks a Life of Opportunity Emmanuel Otoo Joins MiracleFeet as Director of Programs, Jen Everhart Named Technical Director MiracleFeet India COVID Update A Philosophy of Compassion That’s Shaping the Future for Thousands of Kids in Nepal

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