This blog post summarizes our take on the evidence supporting chlorine dispensers. We discuss the evidence from the epidemiology and economics literature for the health impacts of chlorine and other approaches to water quality improvements, as well as the important role of compliance or adoption in realizing health benefits.
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There is an interesting on-going discussion around the evidence base for deworming. There is consensus that treating children for intestinal worms is safe and appropriate. The discussion focuses on whether the evidence we have to date, specifically the evidence on education and labor market outcomes, does justify mass treatment programs of the sort supported by our Deworm the World Initiative; that is, programs in which all children in an endemic area are treated, without determining infection status. In this post, we aim to point to some resources that summarize the evidence on this question, provide links to the conversations that inform this discussion, and share why we find deworming to be a sound investment.
Alix Zwane remarks at US Tech H2.0, a US World Water Day event, and reflected on the history of the dispensers program. Here are her remarks.
It was a colorful launch yet again for the second annual mass school-based deworming in Delhi schools by the former Health Minister of the Government of Delhi, Dr. A.K. Walia, and senior government officials. The event was enlivened by the presence of many schoolchildren...