Population: 5.7 million
Number of babies born with clubfoot each year: 131
(Incidence estimated using CIA factbook statistics and clubfoot incidence of 1.2/1000 live births)
Nicaragua has a national programme providing Ponseti treatment for children born with clubfoot.
The national programme is run with support from the Ministry of Health, Club Rotario Managua-Tiscapa and international NGO miraclefeet. Academic support is provided by the Ponseti International Association (PIA).
The programme is supported with Foot Abduction Braces imported from Mexico or donated from the USA. The first miraclefeet and PIA supported training was held in Nicaragua in 2012.
|Number of Ponseti clinics in the country (cumulative)||Number of Ponseti practitioners trained (not cumulative)||Number of babies enrolled (not cumulative)|
Clubfoot clinics are located in the following locations:
- Leon, Leon
- Esteli, Esteli
- Managua, Managua
To find out more about the programme on miraclefeet’s website, click on the link here: www.miraclefeet.org/projects/nicaragua.
All photos courtesy of miraclefeet.