In January 2015 we treated 67 children, 2 women and 7 men. We donated 62 pots of after-care vaseline, 48 bottles of Jigger treatment drugs. As a prevention we smeared 9 houses, help to educate the households about hygiene and prevention and also created two gardens for food plantation.
Every week our team goes out to the infested communities and removes dozens and dozens of worms. We also give clear education to the communities about the importance of hygiene and jigger prevention and removal.
The Jigger - Chigoe flea is described as a hidden African killer.
Whisper's jigger program was the subject of an article in one of Uganda's leading newspapers, New Vision. You can read the article in their online archive here: http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/642026-whisper-resuscitates-hope-for-children-in-jigger-infested-communities.html