MiracleFeet partnered with the Zimbabwe Sustainable Clubfoot Programme (ZSCP) in 2012 to add new clinics to a growing network of hospitals that provide treatment using the Ponseti Method. ZSCP was established in 2010 to address the need for effective and sustainable treatment of children with clubfoot.
ZSCP continues to operate despite challenging political and economic conditions. Extremely high transportation costs and daily power cuts make it especially difficult for parents to travel to the clinics with their children to seek treatment.
Zimbabwe has a strong commitment to rehabilitation and preventative medicine and the health care professionals are receptive to minimally invasive treatments such as the Ponseti Method. Physiotherapists run clubfoot clinics in collaboration with hospital doctors who perform tenotomies under local anesthesia. ZSCP has a strong relationship with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) is able to produce its own braces at an in-country, brace-making facility. Additionally, the MOHCC has appointed four experienced Ponseti providers to train additional clinic staff and support supervisors.