Footscape welcomes the opportunity to participate in international projects that promote foot health amongst disadvantaged communities. International projects Footscape has contributed towards comprise:
Equatorial Opportunities are a small non-for-profit organisation that provide support for Nauru and Nauruans in health education, disabilities, ecotourism, the environment and community development, to help individuals achieve quality of life and a sustainable future.
Over a ten year period Footscape has worked with Equatorial Opportunities to:
- Advocate for the implementation of Podiatry and wound management services in Nauru.
- Develop a training manual for local health workers to enhance the delivery of diabetic foot care services.
- Provide a pathway for Australian Podiatrists to volunteer in Nauru.
Equatorial Opportunities & Footscape volunteers in Nauru.
Walk For Life
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.
Footscape recognises the outstanding work of Walk For Life in addressing the burden of this terrible congenital abnormality. Our financial contributions have enabled Bangladeshi children with clubfoot to receive free treatment and eradicate this lifelong deformity.