April 8, 2010
The project will fund the training and equipping of eight Podo Agents, former patients who have been selected to work to locate and assist isolated podo sufferers. These Podo Agents will be based from the health clinic and will work to identify and teach 140 people the basic methods for treating podo. They will also provide new patients with the materials and custom shoes that are necessary to improving their health. Large-fitting shoes for the patients will be made in the clinic's workshop that will also be funded by the project.
With proper treatment, these 140 patients will be able to return to their work and rejoin their community within several months. The project will finally also fund the establishment of network groups of podo patients to provide patients undergoing treatment with a source of peer support."
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