Steps trains and recruits in-clinic advisers for parent education, set ups and assists with management of patient database, supplies parent eduction leaflets and posters, training models, and sources and supplies clubfoot braces, .
Monitoring and evaluation
Steps visits clinic partners to discuss progress, help with challenges, and determine needs and outcomes.
Steps has an online patient database for clinics to enter clubfoot treatment data to audit patient numbers.
Steps does weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports of numbers of: patients treated, providers trained, clinics opened, clinic visits, and equipment supplied.
Clubfoot clinic model
Steps advises on setting up a Ponseti clubfoot clinic. Contact us for information on the STEPS clubfoot clinic model.
In January 2013, Steps launched a regional Ponseti clinic support programme in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. The programme supports clinics in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Steps also provided monitoring and evaluation support for the Bugando Clubfoot Project, and consulted on the start-up of a national Tanzanian clubfoot care programme.
Steps works with local clubfoot champions, doctors, clinics and government to set up national clubfoot programmes. We collaborate on capacity planning, community awareness and clinic set-up models. We advise on treatment guidelines and programme implementation.
Visit the STEPS database for useful contact information.