Our Deworm the World program has been active in Nigeria since 2016. We provide technical and financial assistance to the Nigerian government, effectively treating both schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths, two types of parasitic worm infections, in children aged 5 to 14.
Deworm the World in Nigeria has expanded significantly over the years. In 2016 we supported the government of Cross River state to target 600,000 school-age children; today we support five state governments to reach over 7 million children annually across Rivers, Cross River, Lagos, Oyo, and Ogun.
Our Nigeria team has also grown — from just two staff members in 2016 to nearly 30 in 2023, supporting both deworming in Nigeria and serving as our sub-regional hub for West and Central Africa.
- deworming treatments delivered since 2016
- is the average cost per treatment
We support the implementation of low-cost deworming programs in Nigeria in collaboration with government agencies and parastatals, including the State Ministries of Health, State Ministries of Education, and National Planning Commission.