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…

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Press Release: Government of Pakistan Launches Deworm Islamabad Initiative
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Press Release: Government of Pakistan Launches Deworm Islamabad Initiative

The Government of Pakistan has initiated the “Deworm Islamabad Initiative,” targeting 570,000 children aged 5-15 in Islamabad who are at risk of infection with intestinal worms. Trained school teachers administered free-of-cost deworming medicine (mebendazole), which is universally recognized as a safe and cost-effective treatment.

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