More than 836 million children are at risk of parasitic worm infections worldwide. A significant body of evidence shows that deworming works to improve children’s health, well-being, education, and long-term economic future.”— World Health Organization. (2016). WHO PCT Databank: Soil-transmitted Helminth Infections.
To combat worm infection, regular treatment with a simple pill is universally recognized as a safe and effective solution. The Deworm the World Initiative supports school-based deworming: treatment delivered through existing education infrastructure, administered by teachers with support from the health system. This approach is highly cost-effective, well accepted by communities, and efficiently targets the population group at greatest risk for infection: children.
Rigorous evidence shows that school-based deworming can improve children’s health, education, and long-term productivity
Livebridge Charitable Foundation and a group of professional medical personnel were on tour to LEA Primary School, Bako in Kwali Area Council of Federal Capital Territory to carry out A Deworming Exercice on the pupils of the school. This development was greeted and welcome by the school management and authority of the Area Council.