The Happy Feet project will take place in the districts of Sodo Zuria and Offa in Wolaita zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region. This region has the highest podoconiosis prevalence in the country at 8.3 percent. Happy Feet aims to accelerate control of podoconiosis by creating universal access to better quality preventive and healthcare management services. Prevention falls into two categories: primary prevention, which involves minimising exposure to soils through wearing shoes or covering floors; and secondary prevention, which involves training on treatment regimens, such as foot hygiene practices.
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