The D-Foot Sub-Saharan African regional meeting took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 24-26 October, jointly with the IDF Africa and Société Francophone Africaine de Diabétologie et d’Endocrinologie (SFADE) training, which is organised every 2 years for GPs and paramedics.
The meeting gathered 156 participants from 7 French-speaking African countries: Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal.
This was the opportunity to train participants on the diabetic foot wounds and healing.
A large part was dedicated to prevention and early diagnosis of mechanisms leading to foot ulcers.
D-Foot President José Luis Lázaro Martínez's address was highly appreciated, especially the fact that he pointed out the need to take Africa’s specificities and special context into consideration in the elaboration of guidelines.
At the end of the meeting, top priorities and barriers to proper foot care in Africa were identified. In summary
Main Barriers :