Podoconiosis is very little known outside the communities that suffer from it. Mossy Foot UK believes that raising the profile of the condition is a very effective means of getting more support to combat it. To this end a programme of relatively low key, informative events has been undertaken, which so far includes visits to:
Not only do international conferences provide vital platforms for the interchange of ideas and research, there are below the line benefits gained by networking with others involved in related fields and even the possibility of sponsorship from the business interests represented at such events.
Work supported by Mossy Foot UK often results indirectly in useful scientific publication that furthers understanding and treatment of the disease, as well as widening awareness of the problem in the scientific community.