The project targets 2000 children in Ugenya through community education, home spraying, providing shoes, and managing the infested. This will improve their health status and promote school attendance
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Ugenya is one of the high burden areas as far as jigger infestation is concerned. 20 out of the 49 sub-locations are affected with 4 of them highly infested. Many people especially the young and the old, have been rendered immobile and unproductive as they cannot attend school or even work.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will adopt a multi-faceted approach that will include health education; protection of the host from the jigger by providing shoes; fumigation of houses; jigger treatment campaigns; training of community health workers
Potential Long Term Impact
Long-term impact includes improved health status and quality of life; reduction of HIV/AIDS incidences; improved productivity; improved educational status (literacy);
Total Funding Received to Date: $745
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $745 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.