The medical importance of shoes

Shoes are important! Good walking shoes to protect your feet!

Wellcome Trust Blog

Podoconiosis is one of a number of neglected diseases causing pain, disability and disfigurement that are responsible for maintaining the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities in a cycle of poverty and disease. Recognising the importance of these neglected conditions on global health the Trust has made significant research commitments in this area over many decades. Here Marta Tufet, Wellcome Trust International Activities Adviser, raises awareness of this disease, and highlights some research studies that the Trust currently supports, that may provide solutions for its control.

Lady with podoconiosis

Some years ago my friend Zsofia asked me to accompany her to buy a pair of “the ultimate hipster shoes”. So off we went to fight the masses on Oxford street. When Zsofia presented me with the shoe, I was surprised to learn I had actually been a hipster all my childhood.  Basically this shoe was what as a Catalan I would call an…

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