Footwork - International Podoconiosis Initiative / NIHR / BSMS


Footwork is a project of the US-based Social Good Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. It brings together public and private partners to support prevention and treatment of podoconiosis. Footwork encourages integration of podoconiosis control into efforts to eliminate other Neglected Tropical Diseases, and works with those active in other related diseases of the foot.

Footwork was founded by Prof. Gail Davey, a medical epidemiologist who has worked on podoconiosis since 2002. Prof. Davey co-ordinates international research teams investigating disease distribution, genetic and mineral causes, disease pathogenesis, social and economic consequences, clinical and community management, and behavioural interventions to improve prevention. Footwork is supported by partners including the National Institute for Health Research and the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, among others.