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RIlima Hospital, Rwanda, July 3, 2014

We have just successfully completed the 2 two day courses concerning serial casting of children born with club feet (the Ponseti method).  Through the generosity of Mr. Paul Chodkowski, CEO of the Saint Anthony’s Summit Medical Center (SASMC), 25 Rwandan providers were brought to the Rilima Hospital to attend lectures, receive printed manuals, practice manipulation and casting on foot models brought from the US, and perform the same on actual young patients. The SASMC Administrative funding covered the cost of their transportation, food, lodging and, in cooperation with Vail Summit Orthopaedics, the materials and supplies for both courses.

The trainees were sent back to their clinics and hospitals across Rwanda to become the trainers of others. 

Umunsi Mwiza (day beautiful),

Paula Enrietto and Dr. Peter

Ponseti club foot teaching, Group One

Foot Model Practice

Casting patient