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Steve Mannion

By Steve Mannion

Jul 5th 2012

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Ponseti training in Antsirabe

Categories: Adult, CBM, Child, Clubfoot, Madagascar, Surgery, Training
Ponseti Casting at Antsirabe course

Ponseti Casting at Antsirabe course. Photo © Steve Mannion

Next stop was Antsirabe, 3 hours drive south of Antananarivo at CRMM (Centre du Reeducation Mortrice de Madagascar) – a dedicated orthopaedic disability hospital. Here we are running a ponseti training course for 26 practitioners, and operating on neglected clubfoot surgical cases.

CRMM here, and CAM in Antananarivo are “pilot centres” for the Madagascar Clubfoot Project. With the support of CBM, we will make further visits over the next 12 months and then we’ll select a local faculty of clubfoot trainers who will be able to instruct clubfoot practitioners throughout Madagascar.

The vision is to create a national network of clubfoot treatment centres – ensuring that every child born with clubfoot in Madagascar will have access to treatment and that the disability of clubfoot will be prevented. CBM desperately needs ongoing funding in able to achieve this goal.

Babies & participants at Antsirabe Ponseti course

Babies & participants at Antsirabe Ponseti course. Photo © Steve Mannion