Over five thousand children are born with a clubfoot deformity in Bangladesh every year. Management of such clubfoot is paramount to eradicate lifelong deformity and disability. Without treatment children cannot walk properly and cannot get to school. These children would otherwise grow up to be a burden on their family and ultimately live in significant poverty.
Since 2009 Walk For Life has been providing free treatment to children affected by clubfoot under the age of three years by the Ponseti method. The aim of the organisation is to make Ponseti treatment available to all Bangladeshi infants born with a clubfoot in a safe, effective and sustainable manner. Walk For Life are concurrently focused on supporting various important government medical facilities in Bangladesh by providing appropriate training with an international team of volunteer trainers.
Footscape recognises the outstanding work of Walk For Life in addressing the burden of this terrible congenital abnormality and have therefore decided to begin supporting this program during the 2016/17 Financial Year. An initial contribution of $480 for the year will enable four Bangladeshi children with clubfoot to receive free treatment and eradicate this lifelong deformity.