Quality education goes a long way when it comes to significantly reducing the number of lower-limb amputations due to diabetes. One of D-Foot’s main projects is training foot experts around the world how to set up education programmes for local primary care professionals and other foot specialists.
Each Train-the-Foot-Trainer course trains up to 50 participants in foot care best practice, teaching methodology and how to set up a diabetic foot centre. Graduates then go out and train thousands of doctors and nurses in their own regions.
The benefit for the hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes who may no longer have to worry about amputation is incalculable.
The next Train-the-Foot-Trainer course will be organised in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 18-22 January 2020.
Our future plan is to offer Train-the-Foot-Trainer workshops in those regions where we have not been yet.