Sustainable Clubfoot Treatment

Reporting Organization:University of British Columbia
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 4,324,452
Timeframe: November 15, 2012 - October 31, 2017
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

University of British Columbia

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 4,324,452.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (80.00 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (20.00 %)

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This project promotes the Ponseti clubfoot treatment method, a proven, cost-effective and simple technique that corrects congenital clubfoot. In Bangladesh, an estimated 5,000 children a year are born with a clubfoot. Clubfoot is a major cause of poverty, as it results in discrimination and limits educational and earning opportunities. The project aims to provide skills training, develop a curriculum for health care practitioners, establish national guidelines for Ponseti clubfoot treatment, and build local treatment and training capacity. Project activities include treating 25,000 children born with a clubfoot and training 30,000 community health workers and over 20,000 health care students in clubfoot treatment.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children
Total Direct Population: 75,000
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1 Healthcare training and teaching
2 Clubfoot treatment
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: Ponseti clubfoot treatment teaching is integrated within Bangladesh’s higher education system; Ponseti clubfoot treatment is integrated within the health care system of Bangladesh; and a Ponseti clubfoot program database is integrated within the data management systems of the local partners.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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