Read more about the article Take Up: Is it Possible to Cost-Effectively Break Transmission of Parasitic Worms?
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Take Up: Is it Possible to Cost-Effectively Break Transmission of Parasitic Worms?

Regular mass deworming of children once or twice a year has greatly contributed to the reductionin the prevalence of worms in several countries. National, school-based deworming programs are the most efficient and cost-effective way to reach kids, and are a cornerstone of addressing the public health threat of STH and schistosomiasis in a growing number of countries.

But there is a growing recognition that treatment of children alone might not be sufficient to break the transmission of worm infections. Infected adults constitute a latent reservoir of worm eggs and present a significant re-infection risk to children, in particular for hookworm, one of the three STH. So, how do we reduce the reinfection of children by treating adults? Enter Take Up, a new research project of Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative. 

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Read more about the article Dispensers for Safe Water: A Day in the Life
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Dispensers for Safe Water: A Day in the Life

Worldwide, lack of access to safe water is a problem that disproportionately affects the very poor. Dispensers for Safe Water takes a targeted, evidence-based approach to increasing access to safe water for the rural poor. Check out our new video to see what a “day in the life” is like for a Dispenser and how this innovative technology is providing 4.5 million people with access to safe water.

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Read more about the article The Gift that keeps on Giving: How Your Donation Unlocks “Green” Revenue
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The Gift that keeps on Giving: How Your Donation Unlocks “Green” Revenue

As the world watched the COP21 negotiations in Paris, we were paying close attention to the discussions on the future of carbon markets. While not a perfect system, the generation of carbon credits is one of the hallmarks of Dispensers for Safe Water, allowing the program to become self-sustaining and your donation to go further.  

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