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Providing Diabetic Foot Education, Prevention and Care in Kenya (2009-2013) Phase 1

Diabetes Foot Care: Consolidating the Gains 2014-2016 Phase 2

This project was carried out in conjunction with WDF and MOH. It involved training professional health care providers on prevention and management of diabetic wounds, setting up clinics and equipping them. We use a mobile fully equipped clinic for outreach activities. 36 clinics were set up, 14 of them with fairly advanced equipment.

The main focus for Phase 2 was training of Orthopaedic Technologists, providing more equipment and setting up 3 Centres of Excellence, which still need to be improved.

This project’s aim was to reduce the rate of lower limb amputations caused by diabetes in Kenya, which currently stands at 40-70%.