Community Health Workers

Wajimida Jigger treatment

Before and after treatment for jiggers.

In March ’13, COAT donated £1000 to Community Health Workers via Lynne Elson in Kenya to provide treatment for people with jiggers. Jiggers burrow in to people’s feet causing pain and infection, loss of mobility and other severe complications. This amount will enable over 4000 people to be treated twice. There is a local connection through Karen and Amanda Dexter (who were involved in the Elephant and Bees project we supported).Amanda has visited Lynne and the project. It also transpired that one of the COAT trustees knew Lynne as a child in Kenya!