Population: 7 million
Number of babies born with clubfoot each year: 295
(Incidence estimated using CIA factbook statistics and clubfoot incidence of 1.2/1000 live births)
Togo National Clubfoot Programme started in October 2011 as a collaborative effort between the Togo Ministry of Health, CNAO (Centre National d’Appareillage Orthopedique) and CURE International to provide effective treatment using the Ponseti technique for children born with clubfoot in Togo.
CNAO clinic is the central rehabilitation and orthopaedic clinic of the Ministry of Health. A number of NGO’s have supported the implementation of the Togo National Clubfoot Programme; Mercyships provided training, CBM and Handicap International provided help and assistance in setting up the programme and Special Fund for the Disabled assisted in training as well. National Clubfoot Programmes in Niger and Rwanda assisted with training by providing experienced practitioners to help with orientation and training.
Foot abduction braces are produced locally at CNAO.
|Number of Ponseti clinics in the country (cumulative)||Number of Ponseti practitioners trained (not cumulative)||Number of babies enrolled (not cumulative)|
In addition to the primary clinic at CNAO in Lome, 3 other regional locations for clinics will be the regional rehab and orthopaedic centres, reporting to CNAO. These three regional centres, CRAO (Centre Regional d’Appareillage Orthopedique) are located in Dapaong (région des Savanes), Sokodé (région central), Kara (région de la Kara).