Mobility Outreach International and our DAHW organized a Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO) training course at Thies Hospital Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center. One of the two patients that volunteered for the training was a shoemaker named, Mr. Ousseynou Diamé.
While people in America may not be familiar with clubfoot and the mobility challenges that it presents, the National Institute of Health reports that 1 in 1,000 children are born with this limiting disease. Clubfoot is a congenital foot deformity that is officially known as talipes equinovarus (TEV) or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV). Sufferers often have a reduced quality of life without proper treatment.