About GCI

GCI stands for Global Clubfoot Initiative, a not-for-profit collaborative initiative. The GCI is a consortium of individuals and organisations with technical and organisational expertise in clubfoot management, using the Ponseti method and experience in establishing national clubfoot programmes in low and middle income countries. This initiative brings together and strengthens the work of organisations around the world involved in the prevention of disability caused by untreated clubfoot.

GCI’s three main activities are:

Providing Resources
  1. Providing resources: making training resources available for teaching the Ponseti method, and providing information on how to set up country clubfoot programmes, how to construct the Steenbeek Foot Abduction Brace and how to monitor the progress of your patients using the Pirani scoring system.
Creating Links

Creating links: Our interactive map provides details of country programmes for clubfoot that we are aware of. The GCI wants to enable country and regional programmes to work together and to encourage collaboration between different types of organisations, for example between those involved with disability on a wider level and those focussing mainly on clubfoot.

  • To see the interactive map and link to more information about country projects click here.
Collecting and Sharing Information
  • Collecting and sharing information: Developments in global clubfoot care are shared in the news page.  The news page will also have information about Ponseti training programmes and conferences, enabling users to find events near them. The publications library lists (and where possible, links to full text of) a collection of published articles about clubfoot and clubfoot management.  GCI will also collect data on numbers of children with clubfoot being treated using the Ponseti technique; this will be shared on our world data page.
    • To go to the News page with details of the latest news and training events click here.
    • To go to the publications list click here.