Health CS Mailu declares March 3 jiggers awareness day

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Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu
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By Agnes Mwangangi

Health Cabinet Secretary, Cleopa Mailu, has declared March 3 Jiggers Awareness Day.

In the Kenya Gazette notice number 1302, the CS announced that the day would be marked every year.

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The national policy on the prevention and control of jigger infestations cites Tetanus as a common secondary infection that has been associated with death and the spread of HIV.

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