Presentations & Posters

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During the First International Podoconiosis Conference on 23rd September 2018, we hosted a diverse range of speakers and posters. Click on the links below to view each presentation and poster.


Footwear use behaviour of rural children in southern Ethiopia: Implications for primary prevention of podoconiosisAbebayehu Tora Kacho (Ph.D).

Universal Health Coverage: Me too! Dr Akpaka A. Kalu.

I should not feed such a weak woman’. Intimate partner violence among women living with podoconiosis: a qualitative study in northern EthiopiaGirmay Tsegay.

An RCT to determine an effective skin regimen aimed at improving skin barrier function and quality of life in those with podoconiosis in Ethiopia. Dr Jill Brooks.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”: The first steps of Podoconiosis research in Kenya. John Gachohi. 

Mapping and estimating the burden of podoconiosis in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Rwanda: A geostatistical analysis. Kebede Deribe.

Risk Factors for Podoconiosis: Kamwenge district, Uganda. September 2015. Dr Christine Kihembo.

A Comparative Analysis of Economic Cost and Social Dimensions of Podoconiosis and Leprosy on Affected Households in the North West Region of Cameroon. Ayok Maureen Tembei.

Lymphoedema management to prevent acute dermatolymphangioadenitis in podoconiosis (GoLBeT): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial in northern EthiopiaMeseret Molla Kassahun.

Lessons from the field in the treatment of Podoconiosis. Action on Podoconiosis and Integrated Development OrganisationPaul J Matts.

Significant impact of an integrated podoconiosis and lymphatic filariasis morbidity management and disability prevention programme in EthiopiaAsrat Mengiste.

Podoconiosis: From Unknown to One of Priority NTDs, response of Health system in Rwanda. Jean Bosco Mbonigaba

‘Why should I worry, since I have healthy feet?’ A qualitative study exploring barriers to use of footwear among rural community members in northern EthiopiaAbebe Kelemework.

Detecting, staging and mapping of podoconiosis in the North West Region of CameroonProf Samuel Wanji.

Replication of HLA class II association with podoconiosis in diverse Ethiopian ethnic groupsTewodros Tariku


Health extension workers’ knowledge on podoconiosis and associated factors in Gamo Gofa zone, southern Ethiopia. Anteneh Mengistu.

Factors associated with lymphoedema management success among podoconiosis patients in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Bereket Alemayehu.

Utilization of NIR depth sensors for quantification of volume in various lymphedema pathologies. Brandon Dixon.

To determine the midterm impact of an intervention on people with podoconiosis. Christel Ahrens.

The Right to Education of Children and Young People Living with Podoconiosis: The Case Study in Wolaita Zone, Southern EthiopiaEnguday Meskele Ashine

Sustaining the prevention and treatment of podoconiosis in northern EthiopiaHaregewoin M. Desta.

Linking soils and human health: Geospatial analysis of podoconiosis occurrence and cause in Cameroon. Harriet Gislam. 

An Impact Assessment of Podoconiosis Intervention Provided by Heart and Sole Africa in Musanze district, North province of RwandaJean-Paul Bikorimana.

Food Insecurity among Households with and without Podoconiosis in East and West Gojjam, EthiopiaKassahun Ketema.

Rural Youths’ Understanding of Gene x Environmental Contributors to Heritable Health Conditions 
and Preventive Actions: The Case of Podoconiosis in Ethiopia
Kibur Engdawork Melese

Cost-effectiveness analysis of a community-based treatment for podoconiosis lymhpoedema in the East Gojjam zone, EthiopiaNatalia Hounsome.

Prevalence of depression among people with podoconiosis in Cameroon. Maya Semrau.

Manafwa Podoconiosis: Control and Morbility Management

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