Uganda

2,169
New Cases Per Year
5,354
All-time Enrolled
33
MiracleFeet Clinics

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.

Integration and Advocacy

A recently published report from the ReLAB-HS consortium highlighted the integration successes and challenges of our supported project, the National Clubfoot Program of Uganda (NCPU), reporting that ”the NCPU represents an innovative approach to integrating rehabilitation services into the health system in a low-income country.” Building on years of consistent advocacy, and with MiracleFeet’s support and consultation, the Ministry of Health is now developing a National Congenital Anomalies Framework.

Media Coverage

Burden of Untreated Clubfoot Expected to Rise – MOH

The Ugandan Team that Changed Clubfoot Treatment

Clinics

Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala
CoRSU Hospital, Kisubi
Jinja
Mbarara
Fort Portal
Gulu
Ishaka University Hospital
Itojo
Kabale
Kagando
Kalongo
Lira
Mbale
Soroti
Bidibidi
Nakeseke
Moroto
Mubende
Luwero
Hoima
Adjumani
Arua
Bugiri
Kalisizo
Kayunga
Kisoro
Masindi
Nebbi
Rukungiri
Tororo
CRP Mirpur
Diabetic Association, Faridpur
Diabetic Association Hospital, Chapai Nawabganj
Diabetic Hospital, College Road, Gaibandha
Diabetic Somity Gazipur, Diagnostic and Consultation Center, Gazipur
Friendship Specialized Hospitals & Digital Diagnostic Center, Matuail
Health-Aid Diag. & Consult. Center, Moulvibazar
Khulna Diabetic Hospital, Nur Nagar
LAMB Hospital, Parbotipur, Dinajpur
Medica Diagnostic Centre, Mymensingh
Medinova Medical Services Ltd. Tangail Branch, Sabalia Roadr, Tangail
Mujibur Rahman Memorial Diabetic Hospital, Kushtia
Narsingdi Diabetic and General Hospital, Baniachal, Norsingdi
North Bengal Medical College Hospital, J.C. Road, Sirajganj
Nurjehan Selim Niramoy Hospital, College Road, Madaripur
Pabna Diabetic Swamiti Hospital
Patuakhali Diabetic Hospital, Patuakhali
Prime Lab and Hospital, Naogaon
Prime Medical College Hospital
Rajshahi Diabetic Association Hospital, Jhuatala, Laximpur, Rajshahi
Rotary Health Center, 49, MujibSorak, Jashore
Sabalamby Hospital – Netrakona
Satkhira Diabetic Hospital, Satkhira
The Lab Aid Hospital, Hobiganj
Trauma Center Bangladesh, Mirpur Road, Shyamoli
Zia Health Complex Ltd, Bazrapur Road, Jamalpur