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Fighting the Jigger Parasite - 26 Aug 2015 - Sort by:
Fighting the Jigger Parasite - 26 Aug 2015
The problem of jigger parasites, female sand fleas that burrow their way under skin, is widespread in the eastern, northern and northeastern parts of Uganda. Left untreated, the parasite can lead to secondary infections that can be fatal. NGO Sole Hope works with local and international volunteers to treat sufferers, removing the parasites either with safety pins or razor blades. Encouraging people to cover their feet is part of the battle against the parasite; treatment includes a free pair of shoes as very few of those affected are able to afford even sandals.
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26 Aug. 2015
Yusuf Kagwa, 45, who suffered severe jigger infestation,... more
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26 Aug. 2015
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Yusuf Kagwa, 45, who suffered severe jigger infestation, poses for a picture to show the jigger scars in his feet at his home in Buyende district, eastern Uganda August 5, 2015 after being discharged from the Sole Hope medical centre. Left untreated, jigger parasites can lead to secondary infections that can be fatal. REUTERS/James Akena
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26 Aug. 2015
Yusuf Kagwa, 45, who suffered severe jigger infestation,... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A boy puts on his new shoes in a doorway of his family... more
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26 Aug. 2015
School children stand barefoot in a queue waiting for... more
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26 Aug. 2015
Toes of a baby that are hosting jiggers under nails... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A school girl holds a piece of paper on which the location... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A Sole Hope volunteer cleans the feet of a man infested... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A Sole Hope volunteer examines the foot of a man infested... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A schoolgirl sits with her schoolmates and sucks a... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A schoolgirl sits with her schoolmates and sucks a... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A Sole Hope volunteer uses a razor blade to cut out... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A close-up photograph shows a female sand flea that... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A close-up photograph shows a housefly on a female... more
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26 Aug. 2015
Sole Hope Executive Director Dru Collie carries a child... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A Sole Hope volunteer helps fit a young boy with shoes... more
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26 Aug. 2015
An employee of charity Sole Hope make shoe soles from... more
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26 Aug. 2015
An employee of the charity Sole Hope makes shoes from... more
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26 Aug. 2015
An employee of the charity Sole Hope make shoes from... more
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26 Aug. 2015
Schoolchildren wear shoes soon after undergoing jigger... more
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26 Aug. 2015
Sole Hope Executive Director Dru Collie speaks with... more
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26 Aug. 2015
Volunteers take selfie pictures with schoolchildren... more
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26 Aug. 2015
A Sole Hope volunteer secures boxes of shoes onto the... more
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