Update following the September 8th earthquake
We were deeply saddened by the devastating consequences of the earthquake that struck Morocco on September 8, 2023. As a token of our support, and in solidarity with Morocco’s relief and rescue efforts, MiracleFeet is donating $5000 USD to support our most affected clinics – CHU Marrakech and CHU Agadir. Funds will procure medical supplies and treatment of patients affected by the earthquake and its aftermath. All clubfoot patients and families are safe and no casualties have been reported.
Our thoughts are with the victims of this disaster and our sympathy goes out to all those affected.
About our work
An estimated 44,000 people living in Morocco today were born with clubfoot, but very few have had access to proper treatment. Historically, access was dependent on a family’s socio-economic status and the availability of trained providers in public and private health facilities.
In 2020, MiracleFeet launched a partnership with Association Premier Pas (meaning First Step), the only Moroccan organization exclusively dedicated to treating clubfoot in the country. It is Miraclefeet’s first program in North Africa and in an Arabic-speaking country.
MiracleFeet supports five clinics in the region in the political and economic centers of Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakech, Fes and Oujda where patients from around the country come to seek treatment at university hospitals.
To effectively and efficiently scale access to proper care, MiracleFeet and Association Premier Pas are collaborating with Morocco’s Ministry of Health to:
- Train providers in the Ponseti Method including basic and advanced trainings and post-training follow up and support.
- Improve data driven decision-making by providing an arsenal of technology tools including the CAST application and community platform to better collect patient data and provide more informed clinical decisions by service providers, supervisors, and health administrators.
- Provide corrective device assistance to all patients in treatment to prevent relapse.
By utilizing quality training, data driven decision-making, and corrective bracing, MiracleFeet and partners are addressing the immediate needs of children born with clubfoot in Morocco and tailoring proven interventions to ensure quality care and treatment becomes more available throughout the country and greater region.