PATIENT IDENTIFICATION CHALLENGE; UGANDA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
The Ponseti method is a painless, fast, cost-effective, and reliable method for correcting clubfoot without surgery.
Learn more about the patient identification challenge and why identifying individuals in need of medical treatment and finding ways to make that treatment accessible reduces poverty.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Clubfoot is a debilitating physical deformity that leaves 1.19 out of 1,000 newborns in Uganda with inverted feet, which, if left untreated, causes significant disability. Clubfoot remains a challenge in Uganda because of lack of information about the condition, failure to detect the deformity at birth or early infancy, and limited capacity within the health system to provide correct and affordable treatment.
Every Child Matters has devised a three-pronged approach:
- Raise awareness about clubfoot in rural communities
- Train health workers to identify clubfoot and make proper referrals for treatment
- Train orthopedic doctors in the Ponseti method
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
Identify 225 patients with clubfoot, refer them for treatment, conduct follow-up
Train 20 village health teams and 20 traditional birth attendants from 10 villages to ID patients
- Write 3 proposals for follow-on funding