Johnny Moon, a fourth-year master's degree student at the University of Nottingham, was awarded the Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group Annual Dissertation Prize 2016.
Action-research network under development to explore the extent to which podoconiosis is a neglected public health problem in Central America. BSMS, Footwork and the Guatemalan Centro de Estudios en Salud will collaborate on the project.
Dr. Kebede Deribe was awarded the "Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Emerging Leaders" award and Prof. Gail Davey, Footwork’s founder, received the 2016 University of Sussex Impact Award (Public Engagement).
Thanks to Ripple Effect Images who produced & funded this animated awareness-raising video for Footwork about podo entitled BEST FOOT FORWARD.
In response to reports documenting non-filarial elephantiasis (podoconiosis) in western and eastern Uganda, a workshop supported by the Ugandan Ministry of Health, International Orthodox Christian Charities and Footwork: The International Podoconiosis Initiative, was held in October 2015.
The TAKeOff consortium (incl. Dr. Sabine Specht, Prof. Achim Hoerauf, Dr. Alex Debra, Prof. Samuel Wanji, and Dr. Peter Enyong) received significant funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Community Health Training Session Improves Prevention and Treatment of Podoconiosis for People of Cameroon
The training included best practices in patient screening, disease management, and patient education.Data and recommendations are being shared with Ministry of Health planners to inform policy decisions regarding community-based management of morbidity due to podoconiosis with the goal of eliminating podoconiosis in the region and the country.
Prof Samuel Wanji and Prof Emmanuel Suh are busy with two projects related to podoconiosis aetiology.
Kebede Deribe interviewed about his research, podoconiosis, and the role of mapping in disease control. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/lshtm/mapping-ntds-in-ethopia
Read more on the blog...http://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/2014/01/22/the-medical-importance-of-shoes/