Meet Intizar Ahmed – Manager, Deworm the World Initiative, Pakistan
Pakistan is estimated to be among the ten most affected countries by soil-transmitted helminths (STH), a parasitic worm infection. To understand the magnitude of the problem, in 2016 we supported the Government of Pakistan to conduct its first nationwide STH prevalence survey. The data showed that approximately 17 million school-age children in 45 at-risk districts
The Transformative Leadership of Women in Our Dispensers for Safe Water Program
Our community-elected volunteers are a testament to the importance of women leadership in water Across more than 27,000 communities in Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi, our Dispensers for Safe Water program provides access to safe water to more than 4 million people—a vital service that every year prevents hundreds of thousands of cases of diarrhea-inducing waterborne
Pakistan Is Leading the Way in Establishing Domestic Financing for Deworming Programs
In early 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new roadmap that sets global targets to prevent, control, eliminate, or eradicate 20 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2030, including schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths (STH), which we help governments treat under our Deworm the World Initiative. To achieve these global targets, the WHO established three core pillars, one
The Economic Impacts of Deworming: A Conversation Between Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, and Kanika Bahl
In this video, our CEO Kanika Bahl discusses with Nobel laureate Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel the extraordinarily high and sustained social and economic returns of school-based deworming, and how new research is informing policy decisions affecting millions of lives. The virtual conversation was hosted by the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago
How Organizations Like Evidence Action Can Help Promote a Green Economic Recovery to COVID-19
For almost a decade, Evidence Action has generated and sold carbon credits to finance our Dispensers for Safe Water program, working with both the CDM and a voluntary carbon offset standard known as the Gold Standard for the Global Goals.
Bringing back school-based deworming to Kenya during COVID-19
This March, our Deworm the World Initiative helped the Kenyan government restart their school-based deworming program, which had been interrupted by COVID-19. It was an extraordinary feat that compressed 2 months of planning and coordination into 3 weeks.
An Update on Evidence Action’s Partner in India
Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative helps governments launch, scale, and sustain school-based deworming programs that free children from parasitic worm infections. Since 2015, we have provided technical assistance to the Government of India’s National Deworming Day, supporting its rapid scale from treating 179 million children in 2016, to treating over 255 million in 2019.
The Evidence to Policy Pipeline: How Open Policy Analysis Can Transform Deworming Policy
An open, innovative approach to the challenge of connecting policymakers to the evidence they need for decision making: the case of deworming in low- and middle-income countries.
Meet Emilie Efronson – The New Country Manager of Liberia
In November of last year we announced our new Maternal Syphilis program in Liberia. We have since made significant steps towards program launch, signing a five year Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health of Liberia and hiring Emilie Efronson, an experienced public health practitioner, as country manager. We talked with Emilie about her new role and what she expects to achieve.
A Journey of Impact: Chrispin Owaga’s Inspiring Path to Evidence Action
Chrispin Owaga spent nearly half of his childhood in Nyalenda, one of the biggest slums of Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya. As our senior manager of Deworming in Kenya, he’s now fulfilling his lifelong aspiration to address the challenges he faced as a child.