RAG4Clubfoot serves as a global clearinghouse and project facilitator for Rotary clubs and districts seeking to help achieve the goal of eliminating disability due to clubfoot and those clubs and districts willing to financially support these activities.
Specifically, RAG4Clubfoot will:
- Facilitate contact between orthopaedic surgeons who are skilled at treating clubfoot using the Ponseti Method and local Rotary clubs.
- Assist clubs to develop stand-alone and/or joint projects including:
Vocational Training Teams (VTTs) to increase the number of qualified treatment providers in the host communities; and
District/Global grants supporting the treatment of clubfoot deformity at the local level through assistance with the cost of housing, food, and transportation for patients and their caregivers.
- Assist with public awareness about clubfoot deformity to reduce the stigma associated with it and to promote early referral of children born with clubfoot. We can work with you to create accurate and culturally appropriate information about clubfoot, it’s cause, and its treatment using print (e.g., brochures, posters, flyers), electronic (e.g., radio, TV), and social media. Also, we can assist your club/district to provide government officials and health administrators with information about the medical, financial, and social benefits of preventing life-long disability by treating children born with clubfoot.