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What is clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a congenital condition where one or both feet curve inward — affecting the bones, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels.

What issues do children with clubfoot face?



Walking is difficult and long term joint conditions like arthritis are common if left untreated.



Children may be ostracized, leading to low self esteem.



Access to education or employment may be limited when children can’t walk or move normally.

How does  surgery change a child’s life?

  • Feet are straightened and can grow normally.
  • Children experience restored confidence and hope as they are accepted into community life.
  • Mobility improves so children can run, play, walk pain-free, and complete school, which leads to more opportunities.

Miracles happen every day at CURE Children’s Hospital of Niger


Ousseini was born with clubfoot that progressively got worse. Walking became so painful that he had to drop out of school. A local pastor referred him to CURE Niger where Ousseini received the care he needed. Today, Ousseini can walk, work the family farm, and return to school!

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CURE Niger’s mission is to provide every child living with a disability the physical, emotional, and spiritual care they need to heal. If you have questions about becoming a patient or a partner with CURE, please contact us.

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