July 20, 2022
The Ponseti Method training in Argentina (GG#2096598) was a collaboration of the the RC of Grand Bourg (D4905, Argentina), the RC of Iowa City AM (D6000, Iowa, USA), Ponseti International Association (PIA) and The Rotary Foundation. The total cost of the project was $49,749.
The main goals of the project were to train orthopedists from seven public hospitals in Argentina, located in the city of Buenos Aires (CABA), the province of Buenos Aires, and the province of Santa Fe, and to furnish, supply and set up a state-of-the-art Ponseti Clinic in each of the hospitals. The training started on March 20th, 2022, with the five-day visit of a Vocational Training Team (VTT), headed by Dr. Jose Morcuende. In Nov. 2022 Dr Morcuende will return to Argentina for five days to consult with providers who were previously trained and evaluate the Ponseti Clinics. The project will directly benefit a population of approximately 4,000 people. The Final Financial Report was approved by the RI Office in Buenos Aires on May 21st, 2022. It was then submitted to TRF as part of the project’s final report.
Submitted by Nenu Piragine (RC of Iowa City A.M.)