When Deworming Comes Knocking: Door-to-Door Drug Administration in India

India closed its schools earlier this year to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This decision, though necessary, meant that the country's National Deworming Day was no longer viable. However, in recognition of the importance of continued deworming, we assisted the Government of India to rapidly adjust delivery to a community-based model, where the medication is delivered straight to children’s homes.

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Meet Brett Sedgewick – The New Senior Director of Programs

To support our goal of doubling our impact by 2024, we have now created a Programs department to tie together our flagship programs and our monitoring and evaluation capabilities. We are pleased to announce that Brett Sedgewick will assume the new role of Senior Director, Programs.

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Case Study: A pilot to conduct remote monitoring strategies in Kenya during COVID-19

When the Government of Kenya closed schools and implemented social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, one of our flagship programs - the Deworm the World Initiative - had to rapidly adapt to the new conditions on the ground.

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