Kenya Ministry Offers Sh100,000 Reward in Hunt for Guinea Worm Disease
The government is offering a Sh100,000 cash reward to persons who will report any cases of guinea worm disease.
Health secretary James Macharia on Wednesday said the reward would be given to anyone who would find and report a case of the disease.
The offer is part of a Sh22 million campaign launched by the Ministry of Health to create awareness about the disease as well as collect data that will be presented to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for disease clearance certification.
“We are now conducting a three-month communication campaign to collect data that we previously did not have. This data will enable us get the declaration that we are a guinea worm-free country,” said Mr Macharia.