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.

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Congratulations to Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer, and Abhijit Banerjee on Nobel Prize

Evidence Action heartily congratulates Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee on their recently awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.Their recognition holds special significance for us as their work has a profound bearing on our own: Evidence Action was launched to scale up innovations backed by such rigorous evidence - ensuring that millions of people could benefit from proven solutions.

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Reaching the Poorest Children: Engaging Private School in India’s National Deworming Day

The Government of India held National Deworming Day 2016 on February 10, deworming 179 million children in 1.8 million preschools and schools. Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative is the technical assistance provider to the Government of India, and is also working closely with seven state governments to implement National Deworming Day. 

To increase the number of children dewormed this year, we wanted to bring private schools into the fold of this government-led program that especially target poorer children. And we did: for the first time, 170,000 private schools dewormed their pupils across the country.

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