Expanding our Reach: Supporting School-Based Deworming in Vietnam
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Expanding our Reach: Supporting School-Based Deworming in Vietnam

On April 28 and 29, more than 700,000 primary school children across four provinces in northern Vietnam will line up in their classrooms to receive a deworming tablet. 8.5 million children in Vietnam are at risk of parasitic worm infections that can harm their health, development, and school participation.

We are excited to announce that Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative supports the Government of  Vietnam as it strengthens and improves school-based deworming to keep children healthy and in school. Read more about out partnership there, and about what we are doing. 

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Take Up: Is it Possible to Cost-Effectively Break Transmission of Parasitic Worms?
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Take Up: Is it Possible to Cost-Effectively Break Transmission of Parasitic Worms?

Regular mass deworming of children once or twice a year has greatly contributed to the reductionin the prevalence of worms in several countries. National, school-based deworming programs are the most efficient and cost-effective way to reach kids, and are a cornerstone of addressing the public health threat of STH and schistosomiasis in a growing number of countries.

But there is a growing recognition that treatment of children alone might not be sufficient to break the transmission of worm infections. Infected adults constitute a latent reservoir of worm eggs and present a significant re-infection risk to children, in particular for hookworm, one of the three STH. So, how do we reduce the reinfection of children by treating adults? Enter Take Up, a new research project of Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative. 

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