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close this bookAnimation Skills (Peace Corps; 73 pages)
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View the documentGuinea worm fact sheet
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close this folderGuinea worm graphics
View the documentGraphic 1 - Family without guinea worm
View the documentGraphic 2 - Family suffering from guinea worm
View the documentGraphic 3 - Prevention of guinea worm disease
View the documentGraphic 4 - Prevention of guinea worm disease
View the documentGraphic 5 - Preventing recontamination of pond water
View the documentGraphic 6 - Health education in the community
View the documentGraphic 7 - Transmission of guinea worm disease
View the documentGraphic 8* - Transmission of guinea worm disease
View the documentGraphic 9* - Cause of guinea worm disease
View the documentGraphic 10 - Transmission of guinea worm disease
View the documentGraphic 11 - Impact of guinea worm disease
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View the documentGraphic 13 - Impact of guinea worm disease
View the documentGraphic 14 - Life cycle of the guinea worm
View the documentGraphic 15 - Health education
View the documentGraphic 16 - Treatment of guinea worm
View the documentGraphic 17 - Transmission of guinea worm disease
 

Graphic 13 - Impact of guinea worm disease


Impact of guinea worm disease

(In this graphic, a woman with guinea worm sits at home unable to take care of her children or maintain order at her home.)

CONSIDERATIONS:

 

• When women have guinea worm, they are often unable to take care of their homes, their children, or themselves. A link has been made between women with guinea worm and small children not receiving their immunizations, because the mothers could not get their children to the clinic.

• Women often contribute to the family's income through trading, farming or crafts, but when they are incapacitated by guinea worm, that income is lost and the entire family suffers.

• The house and yard are not maintained, causing unhygienic conditions that lead to many common illnesses.

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