Dear Pierluigi, Receive cordial greetings from KCCB – Catholic Health Commission of Kenya. This is to express interest to partner with you to provide receive treatment doses and treat children infested with jiggers in Catholic health facilities in the counties READ MORE

Battling Jiggers in Western Kenya

It is thought that the jigger parasite (meaning sand flea) or the Tunga pentrans originated from Central and South America and was inadvertently brought by humans to sub-Saharan Africa. Its symptoms include severe inflammation, ulceration and itching, but if ignored READ MORE

Effects of Jigger infestation

• High rate of school dropout and poor performance • Unable to exercise democratic rights, e.g. Voting • Inability to walk easily due to pain in the affected areas • Inability to carry out normal day to day activities like READ MORE

Tunga penetrans (chigoe flea or jigger) Part One

Tunga penetrans (chigoe flea or jigger) is a parasitic insect found in most tropical and sub-tropical climates. It is native to Central and South America, and has been inadvertently introduced by humans to sub-Saharan Africa. Synonyms for Tunga penetrans include READ MORE

Il re della “movida” notturna volontario in Africa

Laigueglia. They are called “jiggers” and are parasites that infect millions of people’s hands and feet, especially children, in many parts of Africa, South America and India. Those who are affected risk amputation in the long run. Only in Kenya READ MORE

Pier Luigi Caffini

Hello my name is Pierluigi Caffini and I arrived in Kenya about 40 years ago initially for vacation two three months a year then from 2001 on a permanent basis. For work, I also visited a little throughout Africa, from READ MORE