Feet First Worldwide was founded in 2004 by Blackpool Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr. Steve Mannion, with the aim of raising money to fund orthopaedic education and training in the less developed world, with a focus on improved club foot treatment in children. The charity ensures that 100% of all funds raised directly benefits orthopaedic care in Malawi and other less developed countries where Steve carries out his work.
The aims of the charity in preventing and correcting clubfoot in Malawi are as follows:
That every child born with clubfoot should be diagnosed at birth and have access to treatment
An associated course of surgical treatment will also be provided for existing neglected cases.
In order to achieve this, education of local surgeons is necessary i.e training them to teach the methods used to correct clubfoot and setting up dedicated clubfoot clinics in each district hospital.
Club foot is a condition which makes walking impossible. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Steve Mannion leads a dedicated team of volunteers in the UK and in Africa, visiting Malawi throughout the year.
The surgery undertaken restores the ability to walk. We depend on help from people just like you to improve the lives of children who otherwise would literally be on their hands and knees.
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