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The 8th most populous and one of the most densely populated countries in the world, it is no wonder Bangladesh is one of the so called ‘next eleven’ – poised to become one of the largest economies in the 21st century. But with poor health conditions directly attributed to the lack of healthcare related services provided by the government, most Bangladeshi’s struggle to afford care as the majority of citizens pay out-of-pocket.
Despite the rapid economic growth, about 43% of the country still lives below the international poverty line - living on less than $1.25 per day.
Approximately half of all people with clubfoot are affected in both feet (i.e., bilateral clubfoot).
Clubfoot occurs in males twice as frequently as in females.
Without treatment, people with clubfeet often appear to walk on their ankles or on the sides of their feet.
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Neither genetic nor a ‘condition’, it is understood that the vast majority of cases are congenital, coming at or about the time of birth, and/or are diagnosed at a very young age rather than during adolescence or adulthood.
Treatment may include one or more of the following: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, water therapy, medication, braces and other orthotic devices and rolling walkers.
Did you know?
In rural Bangladesh, women are less likely to seek treatment compared to men.
Meet Our Partner
Dr. Hasib Mahmud - Director, Impact Foundation Bangladesh
The magnitude of disability in Bangladesh presents not only a major health problem, but it is also a prime cause of poverty and underdevelopment. Poverty, which first strikes the food security status at household level, creates havoc in the general health condition of the population. This is aggravated by a second factor resulting from the inadequate health service, especially in the rural areas of Bangladesh. To overcome this grim scenario, Impact Foundation Bangladesh (IFB) initiated preventive and curative health services in remote rural areas through its programs that include creating mass awareness about the causes of disability, the means for its easy prevention, curative services for the disabled persons and policy advocacy with regard to disability.
The Sir John Wilson Assistive Device Center (SJWADC), Chuadanga is a solely specialized institution in the Southwest region of Bangladesh for the management of physical disability and chronic pain. SJWADC manufactures different kinds of affordable orthotic and prosthetic devices. Assistive devices play an important role to ensure mobility of the physically disabled people. Patients with cerebral palsy, limb amputation and postoperative clubfoot patients receive prosthetic support from Sir John Wilson Assistive Device Centre.
This Assistive Device Center also has a physiotherapy unit where qualified physiotherapists are available to serve the patients. A large number of poor people are receiving physiotherapy and assistive device services at their doorstep through SJWADC.
to give life-altering orthopedic care to a child at Impact Foundation Bangladesh