20 Feb, 2023

National Jigger Awareness Day

Jigger infestation affects about 4% of the population in Kenya, especially the poorest
households in endemic counties. The government acknowledged its growing effects and
gazzeted March 3 rd of every year as the National Jiggers Day with the objective of increasing
public awareness and participation in the promotion of jigger control. This is in line with
Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goal on poverty reduction. The Ministry of
Health adopts a multi-agency approach through Private Public partnership to reduce and
contain the impact of the disease. One of the interventions is the creation of awareness
through institutional and community engagements. The theme for this year is Jigger
Awareness and Elimination Is Our Responsibility. The event will be marked in Kakamega
County, Khwisero Sub County, Kisa North Ward Office grounds.

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    03 Mar, 2023

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