Feed the Children (UK)

ERSF has supported a Feed the Children project to ‘Stamp Out Jiggers’ – a sand flea found in Uganda which embeds itself in the skin of the feet, ankles and hands of children and feeds on the blood and flesh.

The £5,000 was used to help try eradicate jigger infections among schoolchildren in 14 primary schools in Kalaki sub district. Support was given to three selected school (total of eight classrooms) to have the unfinished classrooms plastered and floored to avoid spread of the parasites in the dust.

There has been a considerable behavioural change among the schoolchildren whose personal hygiene has improved – reporting to school after bathing in the morning and the same when they return home – reducing the multiplication and re-infestation of the parasites to other uninfected children

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