Hope Walks is an international non-governmental organisation supporting clubfoot treatment and training in 16 countries. They have been working in partnership with Medical Aid Films to create four films about clubfoot and the Ponseti method of treatment. These films are used to train clubfoot parent advisors and community health workers, as well as an educational tool for parents. They have been created as part of the Clubfoot Early Detection and Adherence (CEDA) programme, a three-year project funded by the Vitol Foundation, and CURE International, in partnership with Global Clubfoot Initiative and its member organizations.
These films are available in multiple languages on the Medical Aid Films website, including some versions with subtitles. They can be viewed below or downloaded from the Medical Aid Films website in various file sizes. These films are just 1 of 3 parts of the Clubfoot Early Detection and Adherence (CEDA) project. The other 2 parts are Early Detection and Referral (EDR) training materials and Parent Advisor Training (PAT) materials and these are being finalized and translated.
1. What is clubfoot and how is it treated? An overview.
This film provides an overview of clubfoot, also known as Congenital Talipes Equinovarus, and how easily and effectively it can be treated. It is intended to be used to raise awareness about clubfoot and its treatment for potential patients, families, the general public and health community.
2. 10 steps of a clubfoot treatment clinic
This film provides an explanation of key steps involved in each appointment during clubfoot treatment using the Ponseti method. It is intended to be used in support of training for health professionals and parent support volunteers as they strive to ensure their clubfoot clinic provides quality services. (This film was based on the 10 key clinic steps outlined in Africa Clubfoot Training materials).
3. The Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment
This film provides an explanation of the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment, and each of the key treatment stages. It is intended to be used in support of training for community health workers and parent support volunteers who need a basic understanding of the Ponseti treatment method.
4. Use of Foot Abduction Braces during clubfoot treatment
This film provides an overview of the Foot Abduction Braces that are used in the maintenance stage of clubfoot treatment, highlighting different braces available, key features and important facts about correct use. It is intended to be used in support of training for community health workers and parent support volunteers who provide education and support to parents of children during clubfoot treatment.