What is Jiggers Disease?
Jiggers is a parasite that lives in the dusty environs of the villages where the children live. It enters the feet and hands causing painful wounds that do not heal and affects the child’s immune system.
How is it treated?
Volunteers spray the dust to reduce the Jiggers. Then the children need topical treatment over six months to cure the disease. They must be supplied with shoes as they grow to avoid being infected again.