Clubfoot treatment turning lives around in Senegal – BBC News

Clubfoot treatment turning lives around in senegal - bbc news

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Every year 200,000 babies are born with clubfoot.

According to the charity MiracleFeet, of the nearly 10 million people alive today who were born with it, as many as eight million have never received treatment.

Senegal has been a relatively late adopter of Ponseti – a pioneering method of correcting clubfoot named after the Spanish doctor who invented it – compared with some other African countries.

But this means Senegalese medics have perfected the original concept and are now using it to treat teenagers or even adults who thought they had passed the age for any intervention.

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In This Story: Senegal

Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

Like other post-colonial African states, the country includes a wide mix of ethnic and linguistic communities, with the largest being the Wolof, Fula, and Serer people, and the Wolof and French languages acting as lingua francas.

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