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Uganda Clubfoot Project

Grant Recipient: Shafique P Pirani, MD

Presentations & Publications:
Presentations: 1. The Ponseti Method in Uganda & Malawi: An answer to the problem of the neglected clubfoot – prevent it!, 2nd Manchester International Clubfoot Conference, Manchester, UK Nov 2003 2. Hands on workshop on the Ponseti method, All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Western India Regional Orthopaedic Conference, Bombay, India, Nov 2003 3. Clubfoot Update: The Ponseti Technique, Western India Regional Orthopaedic Conference, Bombay, India, Nov 2003 4. Public health approach to the management of clubfoot, 54th Annual General Meeting of The Association of Surgeons of East Africa and Scientific Conference, Dec 2003. 5. Hands on Workshop on the Ponseti Method, 10th National Conference of Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, Allahabad, UP, India, Feb 2004. 6. Conservative Management of Clubfoot by Ponseti Method, 10th National Conference of Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, Allahabad, UP, India, Feb 2004. 7. A public health approach to managing the clubfoot in developing nations: The Uganda clubfoot Project, 9th Conference of the GCC Orthopaedic Association, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dec 2004 8. “The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project“ – UPCD Tier 2 Project, UBC Forum For Global Citizenship And Global Health, University of British Columbia, Canada, Jan 2005. 9. The congenital clubfoot in Uganda – from quandary to opportunity, James Wiley Visiting Professor, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Mar 2005 10. Clubfoot Strategies for the Developing World” 16th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Pre-Course, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland, August 2006 11. “The Neglected Clubfoot in Uganda – From Quandary to Opportunity”, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UBC, Canada, Apr 2005 12. The Ponseti Method in Uganda and Malawi: Challenge to Opportunity Keynote Speaker, Brazilian Symposium on Treatment of Idiopathic Congenital Clubfoot by Ponseti Technique, Botucatu Faculty of Medicine, UNESP, Brazil, April 2005 13. The Clubfoot in Uganda - From Challenge to Opportunity. Keynote Speaker, Ken Morton Lecture, University of British Columbia Orthopaedic Days, May 2005 14. Building Capacity on a National Level to Manage the Clubfoot in a Developing Country: The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project.”Keynote Speaker, STEPS Ponseti Conference, Wits Medical School, Johannesburg, July 2006 15. The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project Keynote Speaker, Nairobi Orthopaedic Club, October 2006, Nairobi, Kenya 16. The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project - 1st Egyptian Conference on Clubfeet, University of Mansoura, February 2007 17. “The Clubfoot in Uganda: From Quandary to Opportunity”, 20th National ORNAC Conference, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, April 2007 18. The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project (2004-10), 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Education, Vancouver, June 2007 19. “The clubfoot deformity – a global perspective”, “Ethnocultural survey of the congenital clubfoot in Uganda”, “Increasing the rate of detection of clubfeet at birth, and improving midwives knowledge about detection and treatment of clubfeet: the value of a focused CME program”, “The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project”, “Resource allocation for clubfoot management in Uganda”. 3rd International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2007 20. International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics Global Initiative Symposium for Clubfoot, Vancouver, July 2007 21. The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project, Clubfoot Research in Uganda & Incidence and Ethno-cultural Surveys, Israeli Pediatric Orthopedic Association, 2007 Annual Meeting, July 2007 22. “From Quandary to Opportunity: The Neglected Clubfoot in Uganda”, Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage Conference, Vancouver, August 10th, 2007 23. International Clubfoot Symposium, Iowa, September 2007,“Ethno-Cultural Survey of the Congenital Clubfoot in Uganda”, “Evolution of Clubfoot Care in Developing Nations – The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project (USCCP)”, “Training Healthcare Workers in Uganda in Detection and Treatment of Congenital Clubfeet - A Unified Module and Training Book”, “Resource Allocation for Clubfoot Management in Uganda”. 24. Clubfoot – A Nation At A Time, 6th German Course on the Conservative Treatment of Clubfeet with the Ponseti Method), Berlin, October 27, 2007 25. The Ugandan Project - 4th Manchester International Clubfoot Conference and Ponseti Method Workshop, Nov 2007. 26. Uganda Clubfoot Project - How to Introduce Ponseti Method in Developing World. Kasr Al-Ainy International Clubfoot Course, Cairo University, February 2008 27. The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project, The Centre for International Child Health at BC Children’s Hospital 2008 series of “Highlighting Local Contributions to Global Child Health”, January 16, 2008 28. “Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project”, Grand Rounds for Health Care & Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, February 8, 2008 Papers: 1. The Idiopathic Clubfoot: Short-Term Results of Treatment with the Ponseti Treatment with the Ponseti Method at Mulago Hospital, J.T. Macharia. Makerere University. July 2003 2. Understanding Clubfoot in Uganda: A rapid ethnographic study, J. Konde-Lule et al, Makerere University 2005 3. A public health approach to prevent neglected clubfoot - Marieke Dreise, Medical Education and Research Africa Journal, Jul 07. 4. Understanding the barriers to clubfoot treatment adherence in Uganda: A rapid ethnographic study, T McElroy et al, Disability and Rehabilitation, June 2007; 29: 845 – 855 5. Towards Effective Ponseti Clubfoot Care - The Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project, Clin Orthop Relat Res (2009) 467:1154–1163 6. The Barriers for Adherence to Clubfoot Treatment Using Ponseti Protocols in Uganda – A Case Control Study. Bradley Locke et al (90% complete). 7. Ponseti Clubfoot Treatment in Uganda: Accelerated versus Conventional Protocol – A Case Control Study. Isidor Nyangomela et al (95% complete)
Further Funding:
"Sustainable Clubfoot Care in Bangladesh", a $4,320,160 project through the University of British Columbia, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. Below is a bit information: Sustainable Clubfoot Care in Bangladesh will use a ‘train the trainers’ model to build capacity within Bangladesh’s healthcare and higher educational systems for Ponseti clubfoot treatment and training, thereby increasing access to sustainable, universal, safe, effective and efficient clubfoot treatment, socially and economically suitable within Bangladesh’s cultural, geographic, and population context.
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