MiracleFeet India is an independently registered non-profit working to eliminate clubfoot disability throughout the country.
MiracleFeet India is focused on raising all funds needed for India in India with plans to create access to clubfoot treatment across all of India.
In India, approximately 33,000 children are born with clubfoot every year. However, only 13% have access to treatment. With a yearly backlog of 28,000 untreated children, most born with clubfoot are at the risk of living with this disability for life. Miraclefeet India aims to reach at least 70% of all children born with the condition within the next five years.
MiracleFeet India is currently implementing programs in seven states of India- Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
MiracleFeet India works in partnership with the government and select charitable/trust hospitals.
In the states of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura we have MoUs with the the National Health Mission. In Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, we work with charitable/trust hospitals. Talks are in progress with several state governments to set up state-wide clubfoot programs. The aim is to set up a clubfoot program in every district of every state in the country so a parent and child have easy access to quality treatment no matter where they live.
Alignment with National Health Initiatives
MiracleFeet India’s work on clubfoot is in alignment with the national health initiatives and goals of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The National Health Mission and particularly the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram lead the response to the 4Ds. Clubfoot is one of the congenital defects (present at birth) that is prioritized by the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.
- Weekly clubfoot clinics in select hospitals so that parents of children with clubfoot have access to treatment at a reasonable distance and time
- Medical training in Ponseti method through basic, advanced and train-the-trainers courses
- Increase awareness, identification and referral of clubfoot through various outreach activities. These include leveraging the government health system and community health workers
- Counselling parents through in-clinic activities and through home visits to ensure patient treatment compliance
- Medical supplies in the form of foot abduction braces. Shoes for the foot abduction braces are manufactured and donated to us by Tata International’s Bachi Shoes.
Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Bajaj Foundation, Bata India Limited, Hero Corporate Services, Inner Wheel Clubs of Mumbai (District 314), Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company, Lions Club of Byculla, Miraclefeet USA, Premnarayen Family, Tata International and several individual donors.