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
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.
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
Long-term impact includes improved health status and quality of life; reduction of HIV/AIDS incidences; improved productivity; improved educational status (literacy);