GlobeMed at Amherst is excited to announce a new partnership with the Imidido Project based in Ruhengeri, Rwanda. This organization focuses on combating the condition podoconiosis, more commonly known as elephantitis in its later stages. It is caused by high concentrations of silica soil of the Virunga Volcanic Mountain region. The Imidido Project was founded in 2009 as a free clinic to treat these patients and educate people about the disease.
Today, the Imidido Project focuses on disease treatment, education and prevention, and income generation for people affected by podoconiosis to generally improve their health and reduce the stigma surrounding this disease. The Imidido Project currently has two major clinics in Rwanda and Uganda which also holds local educational programs. They have also developed a project for sewing machine distribution for podoconiosis patients to help them generate income.
The Imidido Project has worthy goals that align well with our mission. We are excited to see what GlobeMed and the Imidido Project can accomplish together. Here's to a successful partnership!
Pastoral staff and GROW Team