March 22, 2023

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Health: Changing the lives of disabled Senegalese with Clubfood

  • By Naomi Grimley
  • Global Health Correspondent, Dakar

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Cerigne in integrated plaster

As Africa hosts its first conference on clubfoot – which affects one in 800 people worldwide – the BBC visited a clinic in Senegal to witness the life-changing treatment.

At the beginning of the year, 14-year-old Serigne was reluctant to leave home.

He could walk very slowly, but, with both legs turned inward, he was very shy. Some made fun of the way he walked… but today, less than six months later, his legs have been replaced and his dream of playing football for Senegal is at least possible.

Serigne is clubfooted, also known as talipes. It is in the process of starting a new phase in correcting this anomaly.