Jiggers Infest Busoga Sub-region
By Afayo Shadrach Bethel
At least 2,000 residents of Bugiri in Busoga Sub-region are said to be infested with jiggers, the District Health Officer has said.
Dr Stephen Kirya said the problem is rampant in the sub-counties of Bulesa, Budaya, Muterere, Nankoma, Buwunga and part of Bulidha with the most vulnerable being children between the ages of one and six, and the elderly.
The Bugiri Rotary Club has secured at least Shs430m to help in elimination of jiggers in the district, according to the club president, Mr Azalwa Malijani.
The project officer, Ms Sarah Nakivumbi Katwere, said implementation of the project started yesterday with training of Village Health Team members, who will identify the infected persons from their respective homes.