On the 26th of April 2013, ADDHU’s team travelled to the rural area of Kisii to promote a workshop about the prevention and treatment of “jiggers”, a skin infection that affects many people from the rural community of Kitutu and that can have serious consequences if left untreated.

This skin disease is caused by a parasite, that penetrates and lodges itself under the skin, causing an infection that can lead to gangrene, amputation, septicemia and even death. It is associated with the lack of proper hygiene and with being barefooted and not using shoes, namely the children.

After the workshop, during which ADDHU explained to the community the dangers of “jiggers” and how to prevent it, several people from the community were treated under the supervision and active collaboration of a doctor sent by the Public Health Department to support this initiative.