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APA - Action On Podoconiosis Association || Who Are We?

Action On Podoconiosis and Integrated Development Organisation (APIDO)

APIDO is an Ethiopian NGO created solely for the relief of suffering from Podoconiosis through effective prevention and treatment programs.

APIDO’s first project in 2012 involved setting up six treatment sites in Health Centres across Wolayita, Gamo Gofa and Dawro. In this first year, we also set up our first shoe workshop – employing and training young locals to make custom, over-sized shoes for Podo patients.

FIRST MODEL

Closed Out in 2017

27,150 PODO PATIENTS

Successfully treated

4110 CUSTOM SHOES

Made from scratch for the worst Podo cases

502,000 PAIRS OF TOMS SHOES DISTRIBUTED

To school-children across the three zones

Action On Podoconiosis and Integrated Development Organisation (APIDO)

APIDO is an Ethiopian NGO created solely for the relief of suffering from Podoconiosis through effective prevention and treatment programs.

APIDO’s first project in 2012 involved setting up six treatment sites in Health Centres across Wolayita, Gamo Gofa and Dawro. In this first year, we also set up our first shoe workshop – employing and training young locals to make custom, over-sized shoes for Podo patients.

FIRST MODEL

Closed Out in 2017

27,150 PODO PATIENTS

Successfully treated

4110 CUSTOM SHOES

Made from scratch for the worst Podo cases

502,000 PAIRS OF TOMS SHOES DISTRIBUTED

To school-children across the three zones

NEW MODEL

Introduced in January 2017

FOCUSING ON

Transforming a nation

WORKING DIRECTLY WITH HEALTH CENTRES

Training them to identify, treat and care for Podo sufferers

EMPOWERING LOCALS

to support sufferers with treatment kits and monitoring on-going work

The New Model

In January 2017, we implemented a new model, knowing that in order to transform a nation, the original model was no longer sufficient.

We now directly train health care professionals in Health Centres and Health Extension Workers to identify, treat and care for Podo sufferers.

We also supply treatment kits and support / monitor the on-going work. We are presently working with staff in all 23 of the Health Centres across the 6 Districts in the Dawuro zone.

The New Model

In January 2017, we implemented a new model, knowing that in order to transform a nation, the original model was no longer sufficient.

We now directly train health care professionals in Health Centres and Health Extension Workers to identify, treat and care for Podo sufferers.

We also supply treatment kits and support / monitor the on-going work. We are presently working with staff in all 23 of the Health Centres across the 6 Districts in the Dawuro zone.

NEW MODEL

Introduced in January 2017

FOCUSING ON

Transforming a nation

WORKING DIRECTLY WITH HEALTH CENTRES

Training them to identify, treat and care for Podo sufferers

EMPOWERING LOCALS

to support sufferers with treatment kits and monitoring on-going work

Reaching A Nation

APIDO is also opening a further six shoe workshops (one per District) to supply the huge need for custom, over-sized shoes for Podo sufferers.

This pioneering new model, while presenting unique new challenges, is now proving to be extremely successful – with the burden of care now placed upon Government Health workers… where it should be.

We believe that this new model, pioneered in Dawuro, can be rolled out across the nation of Ethiopia, meeting the needs of hundreds of thousands more sufferers.

The 23 Health Centre Partners In Ethiopia

Reaching A Nation

APIDO is also opening a further six shoe workshops (one per District) to supply the huge need for custom, over-sized shoes for Podo sufferers.

This pioneering new model, while presenting unique new challenges, is now proving to be extremely successful – with the burden of care now placed upon Government Health workers… where it should be.

We believe that this new model, pioneered in Dawuro, can be rolled out across the nation of Ethiopia, meeting the needs of hundreds of thousands more sufferers.

The 23 Health Centre Partners In Ethiopia

The Team

APIDO is managed by a 5-person Executive Board which meets every 3 months and is overseen by a General Assembly, which meets twice a year.

The day-to-day running of APA is performed by a small, lean team of full-time staff (including a Program Coordinator, Field Officers and an Accountant-Administrator) under the leadership of the Executive Director, Zelalem Mathewos.

Our Partners

The Team

APIDO is managed by a 5-person Executive Board which meets every 3 months and is overseen by a General Assembly, which meets twice a year.

The day-to-day running of APA is performed by a small, lean team of full-time staff (including a Program Coordinator, Field Officers and an Accountant-Administrator) under the leadership of the Executive Director, Zelalem Mathewos.

Our Partners