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Malawi Club Foot Program
8700 Ironsides Rd. Nanjemoy, MD 20662
Club Foot Disorder is a birth defect where the tendons that connect the muscle to the bone are shorter than the normal length. The foot is turned out of shape. It is fairly common and approximately 50% of children with Club Foot will have both feet affected. With treatment or surgery soon after birth, the child will most likely be cured.
In Africa, and specifically Malawi, Clubfoot is a serious problem. Over approximately 1,100 children are born every year with Clubfoot Disorder. Many in Malawi are poor and either do not have access to treatment or cannot afford it. There has been an effort to expand the treatment for Clubfoot within Malawi, and so there is one Club Foot Clinic within most of the 25 health districts.
At Durham, we have been working with the Clinic in Nkhotakota. We have sent resources to assist them with the cost of equipment and supplies. Recently, we have started to support the education of a young clinician to accomplish his dream of receiving his degree in Trauma and Orthopaedics through the University of Malawi College of Medicine. He has done well in the program and greatly appreciates the support he receives.