About our work
MiracleFeet works in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Uganda to implement the National Clubfoot Program of Uganda. The program is being implemented in clinics across Uganda to ensure that no child in Uganda lives with disability caused by untreated clubfoot. Among the several components of the program are community engagement and awareness creation about clubfoot treatment, provision of treatment supplies, health workforce strengthening and supportive supervision to ensure high quality treatment, parental engagement to reduce drop outs and data management to help with planning and resource allocation.
In 2017 MiracleFeet stepped in to reenergize the national program. Much of the previous program’s infrastructure still existed which helped expedite growth. The Uganda program utilizes many trainings which were originally developed in neighboring Tanzania, such as parent education and supportive supervisor. The African Clubfoot Training (ACT) curricula was very well-received in Uganda and several skilled ACT trainers are providing training throughout West Africa. The CAST smartphone system for data collection was introduced in Uganda in 2018 and is an extremely useful tool to store patient data, track treatment progress, and monitor clinic performance. Most clubfoot clinics in the country are in government hospitals and the Ministry of Health provides the space and the staff. The National Clubfoot Program of Uganda is currently being driven by World Alliance for Lung and Intensive Care Medicine in Uganda (WALIMU) in close collaboration with the Uganda Health Ministry and other key stakeholders. This program is one of MiracleFeets’s mature and high performing programs and has supported most of the clubfoot initiatives in the region and beyond.