Gail Davey

0 Foot note 2: Neglected “shoe” disease gets recognition by WHO

One neglected disease is a little bit less neglected today. The World Health Organization has decided to recognize that lack of shoes causes disease. A month ago, I wrote about Dr. Gail Davey’s campaign to gain wider recognition of a little known foot disease called podonociosis that afflicts the poorest…

5 Foot note: Millions suffer simply for lack of shoes

Flickr, poppalina Millions of bare feet prove we still aren’t reaching the very poorest of the poor. The international community is doing a lot to help the world’s poor — spending billions of dollars (not enough, but still billions) to combat AIDS, TB and malaria, doing research, figuring out clever…