June 3 is World Clubfoot Day
Today we celebrate World Clubfoot Day. ABW is helping to raise awareness and promote successful treatment of clubfoot by partnering with Clubfoot Care for Kenya and Hope Walks. We sponsor a weekly clubfoot clinic at Kendu Adventist Hospital with specially trained therapists and staff.
Each year up to 200,000 babies worldwide are born with clubfoot, making this one of the most common congenital disabilities. Uncorrected, the twisted foot will result in very awkward walking. But with treatment a newborn’s foot can be easily corrected with a series of casts and braces.
Today we celebrate the parents and staff who support these young children and give them freedom from disability.