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World Foot Health Awareness Month


World Foot Health Awareness Month Committee (WFHAMC) and its yearly programs 
Responsible for increasing the awareness of the importance of foot health among the general public and other health professionals, and of the podiatrist as the practitioner of first choice for foot and ankle care.

The committee develops and distributes resource material and poster to aid the successful implementation of plans for the annual foot health Awareness (WFHAM) initiative during the month of May of each year. For 2016 WFHAM, the FIP-IFP want to give more attention to podiatry in relation to cancer.  This theme focuses on conditions that people with cancer and in treatment with cancer may deal with. By reaching out to this specific population, we hope to raise the awareness how this conditon can affect the foot and what needs to be considered.



An archive of past posters and special focus documents are available here.

Contact your member organisation to receive a copy of the Special Focus document in English and French, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions page for patients.

Special Focus Document for Podiatrists:

1) English   and  2) French

Frequently Asked Questions page for patients

1) English   and  2) French



The 2015 committee has dedicated its special focus to "Fab Feet For Teens" and several "Foot Facts" that relate to young people with these foot problems.

2015 Corporate Partners Resource Guide

1) English   and  2) French

2015 Resource Guide to World Foot Health Awareness Month which iclude True/False Questions, Do's and Dont's & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) can be clicked on below.

1) English and 2) French  

2015 Special Focus Section: Fab Feet for Teens

1) English and 2) French - 2015 Special Focus Introduction   

2015 Foot Fact conditions that "Fab Feet for Teens" may experience are listed below. Click on to view each one.

1) Athlete's Foot

2) Blisters 

3) Corns

4) Ingrown Toenails

5) Warts


WFHAM Country Posters [download here]

Committee Chair ad interim: Carine Haemels (Belgium) FIP-IFP President