What Does it Take to Treat Millions of Kids? Partners, Speed, and A Willingness to Learn
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What Does it Take to Treat Millions of Kids? Partners, Speed, and A Willingness to Learn

What does it take to become a global leader in tackling debilitating parasitic worms in children?  Speed and willingness to learn from other countries who have already done it.

This is the story of Ethiopia where in January of this year, the Federal Ministry of Health announced a national school-based deworming program that will treat over 80% of at-risk children for parasitic worms (namely, soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis) by 2020. In the course of the next five years, the Ministry of Health will collaborate with teachers and health extension workers to distribute over 100 million worm treatments to at-risk children in all corners of this vast country.

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Post-Pay For Results: What Makes Evidence Action’s Work on Safe Water So Different?
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Post-Pay For Results: What Makes Evidence Action’s Work on Safe Water So Different?

"We will get to 49% adoption" said Joel determinedly. We were standing in a makeshift meeting room tacked onto the end of the Evidence Action field office in Busia, Western Kenya. Joel is  the local Area Coordinator for Dispensers for Safe Water, one of Evidence Action’s flagship projects. My first impressions as the new Deputy Director of Global Safe Water on how Evidence Action is approaching sustainability and results differently. 

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