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Ministry off ers Sh100,000 reward to report Guinea worm

A medic extracts a Guinea worm from a child’s leg in Savelugu village, Ghana, in 2007.  e Sh100,000 reward for reporting Guinea worm in Kenya is still valid /FILE

A medic extracts a Guinea worm from a child’s leg in Savelugu village, Ghana, in 2007.  e Sh100,000 reward for reporting Guinea worm in Kenya is still valid /FILE

Source: The Star

June. 18, 2016,

By JOHN MUCHANGI

Anyone who reports any case of a Guinea Worm infection in Kenya can still win the Sh100,000 reward, the Ministry of Health has said.

“The offer is valid until Kenya is officially certified Guinea worm-free,” head of Neglected Tropical Diseases division Dr Sultani Matendechero told the Star yesterday.

In 2012, the government increased its cash reward to Sh100,000 to any Kenyan who reports any case at the nearest health facility.

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