image8Every 3 minutes a child is born with clubfoot.  That is 200,000 children each year.  Hundreds of thousands of these children will live with a lifetime deformity that will limit their mobility, their ability to walk to school or to play with friends and eventually to work.

 

Help us change that.

 

We have a simple mission: to support timely Ponseti Method treatment and appropriate care for all children born with clubfoot.

The Ponseti Method was developed at the University of Iowa by Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, M.D.  This method for clubfoot treatment is nearly 100% effective when used properly by a trained care provider and is considered the “gold standard” treatment for clubfoot.

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Rotarians Are Helping By:

  • Recruiting fellow Rotarians to join RAG4Clubfoot.
  • Raising awareness that “Clubfoot is treatable”.
  • Assisting to educate the general public, health professionals at all levels, and government officials about Ponseti Method.
  • Supporting Ponseti Method training of local health professionals.
  • Assisting to care for clubfoot patients in their local medical facilities and communities.

Visit Contact Us if your club/district is interested in assisting or starting a clubfoot project.

Our Partners

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Rotary Districts

Rotary Charter District members include:
Districts 6000, 5970, 5240, 5020, 9640, 5950 and 4420.

Rotary Districts 6000 and 5970, the home districts of The University of Iowa and the birthplace of the Ponseti Method, are endorsing and supporting the effort to form a Rotarian Action Group to eliminate clubfoot disability.  A Rotarian Action Group (RAG) is “an autonomous group of Rotarians, family members, and Rotaractors who are experts in a particular field… and share their expertise by collaborating with clubs and districts on service projects.”  Starting a group requires 25 prospective members representing at least five countries.  Prospective groups are reviewed by the RI Board of Directors.  Clubs in Districts 6000 and 5970 are actively seeking other clubs, districts, Rotarians, family members and Rotaractors to join in this effort.

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Ponseti International Association

ponseti-logoPonseti International Association, headquartered at The University of Iowa, is a global organization of hundreds of health professionals and advocates who engage in a wide range of activities to promote the Ponseti Method to treat clubfoot and prevent disability.  The Association has conducted training activities in more than 80 countries and advises doctors and other health professionals, administrators, and government officials on how to establish locally-directed, equitable, and sustainable clubfoot services, and how to further disseminate the Ponseti Method in their communities and countries.


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