Health
 Nicaragua
Project #12358

Support Clubfoot Treatment for 270 Children

by miraclefeet
Jun 20, 2013

Expansion to Bluefields

Hospital in Bluefields
Hospital in Bluefields

Dr. Mario Sequeira, Ponseti trainer and miraclefeet partner, recently gave a Ponseti Method training in Bluefields, located on the Nicaragua Atlantic coast.  Doctors from the Trauma and Orthopedics Department, as well as the medical students, physical therapists, and nurses that will assist them in providing Ponseti treatment to patients at Hospital Ernesto Sequeira Blanco, miraclefeet’s newest partner in Nicaragua.  The practitioners at Hospital ESB are excited and motivated to be a part of the Ponseti movement in Nicaragua, making Ponseti Method the preferred treatment for clubfoot country-wide.  Bluefields is geographically divided from populous western-Nicaragua, where two miraclefeet partner-clinics are located, and the journey on land can take more than 10 hours.  Having treatment readily available in Bluefields supports the eastern and coastal communities.  Furthermore, Hospital ESB is a teaching hospital where residents and medical students will learn the method and use it in their future.  Over 20 children are expected to be treated with the Ponseti Method in Bluefields in the next 12 months.

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

miraclefeet

Location: Carborro, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.miraclefeet.org
Project Leader:
Janeen Gingrich
Director of Fundraising
Carrboro, NC United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Nicaragua or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.