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Evidence Action is now responsible for the management, strategic direction and growth of Deworm the World. Programs of the Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action are implemented in partnership with Action Foundation for Social Services in India and Innovations for Poverty Action in Kenya. Learn more about Evidence Action.
The Deworm the World Initiative improves the health and education of school-age children across the globe by supporting governments and development partners to expand school-based deworming programs.
600 million school-age children across the globe are at risk of being infected with parasitic worms, which harm their health and development, limit their participation in school, and decrease their earnings as adults. Thankfully there is a simple, safe and cost-effective solution: for less than 50 US cents per child per year, deworming in schools can immediately rid large numbers of children of these worms.
To date, we have reached over 40 million children across 27 countries. We achieve this impact by identifying what is needed to launch and sustain effective school-based deworming programs and coordinating the assistance needed to regularly treat many millions of children each year.