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.
A landmark study offers new evidence of the long-term benefits of school-based deworming. As an organization that supports deworming for hundreds of millions of children each year, this study further proves the efficacy of our work.
Evidence Action has supported the Government of India’s National Deworming Day program since 2015. Our technical support includes the periodic assessment of worm burden, to help determine treatment strategy. We recently conducted an assessment to inform the best and most cost-effective approach for these surveys, which is the topic of this blog.