A Global Vision
We believe that every child born with clubfoot, no matter where they live, should have the opportunity to access effective treatment. A bold approach to achieving this goal has been developed by Global Clubfoot Initiative (GCI) – a consortium of organizations with proven expertise and experience in establishing national clubfoot programs in low and middle income countries.
This plan builds on a proven capacity-building model, public-private partnerships, extensive data analysis, and use of technology to reduce cost and improve outcomes. Ending Clubfoot Disability: A Global Strategy ensures that by 2030, our target low and middle income countries will have a sustainable national program with high quality treatment in place. Each national program will be driven by comprehensive and quality-focused care and will include training providers, building awareness, improving clubfoot identification and referral processes, providing bracing, casting, and tenotomy supplies, and implementing strategies to improve adherence to treatment. With an estimated total of 1.2 million children treated over the next 14 years, achieving this plan could generate $154B in additional lifetime earnings.
The estimated cost to deliver on this Global Strategy is $193 million over 14 years. Supporting NGOs, including MiracleFeet, are looking to fundraise $159M of this total, with local governments providing the remaining $34M as they actively absorb cost over time. An average annual investment of $11 million is all that is needed to solve this major public health problem. Join us as we build on our success and work for a world where every child born with clubfoot walks free from disability and is able to live a healthy and productive life.
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