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);