The Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC) was the first Nepali organization to offer the Ponseti Method for the treatment of clubfoot in 2004. HRDC, based in Kavre District near Kathmandu, remains the leading and most focused Ponseti provider in Nepal, treating a record 3,721 children from 2004 to 2014.
MiracleFeet, in partnership with HRDC, opened the Lahan Clubfoot Clinic on January 1, 2015. In its first two months of operation, the clinic treated 38 children. Since then the partnership has supported nearly 2,000 children in the four clinics strategically located throughout the country. Free consultation and treatment, including casting, tenotomy, and bracing, is provided to all patients. Transportation subsidies, accommodation, and meals are provided for low-income families to ensure continuation of treatment.
Upcoming activities will focus on providing treatment for children in HRDC’s center in Banepa and in its clubfoot clinics in Lahan, Itahari, and Nepalgunj.