March 28, 2021

The Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M. (Iowa, USA) and the Rotary Club of Grant Bourge (Buenos Aires, Argentina) have collaborated to write a Global Grant with the purpose to train orthopedists in the Ponseti Method.  The request has been approved by The Rotary Foundation.

A Ponseti Method Training Seminar is to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina later this year.  Its goal is to train 7 (seven) pediatric surgeons from Argentina’s Pediatric State Hospitals to achieve the eradication of clubfoot in this country.  The seven hospitals the surgeons represent have committed to dedicate an office for the Ponseti Clinics where the orthopedists will talk to parents of children born with clubfoot, treat patients, and keep a registry of the cases treated.

Argentina has a population of 44 million inhabitants and the number of babies born with clubfoot per year is estimated to be 1,000.

The grant hosts are the Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M. (Iowa, USA) and the Rotary Club of Grand Bourge (Buenos Aires, Argentina).  Additional funders are the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Downtown Club (Iowa, USA) and individual Rotarians.

If your district/club is interested in contributing financially to a future Ponseti Method training, please contact us at