New Cumberland, PA-based Cure International, along with its partners in the Oxford, UK-based Global Clubfoot Initiative (GCI), on June 3—World Clubfoot Day—launched a strategy to end worldwide clubfoot disability by 2030.
“Ending Clubfoot Disability: A Global Strategy to 2030” aims to ensure that by that year at least 70% of children born with clubfoot in lower- and middle-income nations can access treatment. Currently, fewer than 15% of children in these countries have access.
The partners will develop and support clubfoot programs with an investment of $160 million, making it possible to treat more than 1.2 million children. By avoiding clubfoot-related disabilities, these children will go on to generate $154 billion in additional lifetime earnings, according to a Cure release.