We are so thrilled to have been able to support the launch of the first National Deworming Day in India. A program of the Government of India, the February 10 event in eleven states targeted 140 million children with school-based deworming treatment. We currently support a number of states in India in their implementation of mass school-based deworming, and are thrilled that our advocacy resulted in the national government now leading this effort. It is a huge accomplishment, and testament to the vision for a healthier India that gives all of its children a fair chance.
We went out to schools and Anganwadis in Rajasthan yesterday, on National Deworming Day, to see the activities in action. Here are some photos. We could not do our work with the support of the many donors and partners we work with worldwide, so a sincere and heartfelt thank you to you all. You make this work possible, and the world a better and brighter place. Enjoy!