Run Free 2030
9.75 million people alive today were born with clubfoot. As many as 8 million never received treatment. We can change this for the youngest affected and future generations.
A Global Vision and Plan
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 will ensure that by 2030, our target low and middle income countries have a sustainable national program with high quality treatment in place. Each national program is driven by comprehensive and quality-focused care and includes 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.
$160 million would ensure sustainable treatment for all children.
An average annual investment of $12 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 is able to live a healthy and productive life.