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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 Beit CURE Children’s Hospital of Zambia


Queen is full of smiles and thriving–with the exception of her clubfoot condition that, if left untreated, would keep her from walking and limit her opportunities. She received a warm welcome at Beit CURE and her surgery was successful. Today she is walking normally and enjoys wearing shoes!

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CURE Zambia’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.