Health
 Liberia
Project #10956

Help 40 Liberian Children Walk

by miraclefeet
Jul 30, 2013

Rural Field Workers Now Helping Kids with Clubfoot

Rev. Bannie (R) from FACORC & AIFO representatives
Rev. Bannie (R) from FACORC & AIFO representatives

Our miraclefeet partners in Liberia at FACORC would like to extend their gratitude to AIFO for affording them the opportunity to increase awareness about clubfoot by training 13 new community-based rehab outreach field workers about clubfoot in Liberia. AIFO is a non-profit organization whose staff members work with disabled children in remote areas of Liberia to improve their quality of life. Because of this training, these field workers will now be able to identify kids with clubfoot, referring them for proper treatment and providing follow-up support to children with clubfoot and their family members.The field workers reported that, prior to the training, they had limited knowledge of clubfoot, including its cause, its treatment and the impact it can have if left untreated.  FACORC educated the field workers on clubfoot, its treatment and how the field workers can contribute to successful outcomes for children with clubfoot. Together, the thirteen participants represented nearly each of the fifteen total counties in Liberia. This training will allow lay health workers to participate more actively in identifying and treating clubfoot all over Liberia, spreading the word about how to identify and treat this common disability.

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miraclefeet

Location: Carborro, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.miraclefeet.org
Project Leader:
Heather Barnes
Carrboro, NC United States

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