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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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An Open Letter to the G7 on Neglected Tropical Diseases

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An Open Letter to the G7 on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Today, Evidence Action, together with more than 90 other organizations, co-signed an open letter to the leaders of the G7 countries to urge them to support ending neglected tropical diseases including parasitic worms. Despite growing awareness about the human and economic costs of neglected tropical diseases, there is a $220 million global annual funding gap for treatment. This stands in the way of reaching the 2020 treatment targets the World Health Organization has established Read the letter here.

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How Do We Calculate the Cost of Deworming?

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How Do We Calculate the Cost of Deworming?

Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative calculates what it costs to deworm a child in the countries that we work in. You might have seen the ‘cost per child per year’ to treat for parasitic worms cited in our materials and that of others.

So how do we calculate that cost? In the spirit of transparency (and in hopes of clearing up any misconceptions about how we determine our supported deworming programs’ cost per child), let’s talk costing!  Here is how we calculate the cost per child/per year for deworming. 

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