Republic of the Congo
About Our Work
Association pour le Développement de la Réadaptation et du Bien Etre (ADRBE), or Physical Rehabilitation and Well-being Development Association, is MiracleFeet’s partner in the Republic of the Congo. The association was founded by parents of children with physical disabilities in 2010 to promote and protect the rights of the disabled, support physical rehabilitation programs in Congo, and contribute to the socio-economic development of disabled communities. ADRBE operates by engaging the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Affairs, and by networking with other organizations within the Federation Africaine des Techniciens Orthopédique and Organisation des Centres pour Personnes Handicapées d’Afrique. The association opened its first clinic in Brazzaville in March 2011, followed by the second clinic in Pointe-Noire in March 2017.
MiracleFeet and ADRBE have come together to increase access to effective clubfoot treatment in the Republic of the Congo where many children are still in need of care. Challenges here include an inadequate number of trained and skilled health care providers, high treatment costs that low-income families cannot afford, and stigma and lack of awareness about clubfoot in the general public. These issues are the main focus of the Congo Clubfoot Program. MiracleFeet supports the implementation of the program to provide Ponseti training, establish early detection and referral systems, ensure quality treatment, raise awareness, educate parents, and make treatments more accessible and affordable to families.
- Maison de Santé et de Bien Etre, Brazzaville
- Maison de Santé et de Bien Etre, Pointe-Noire
- Centre de Rééducation Fonctionnelle, Dolisie
MiracleFeet Program Manager: Noé Rajerison
Technical Coordinator in Congo: Robert Mbemba