Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 04:51
School-based deworming is easy because programs can be plugged into existing school infrastructures at a low cost. Under the direction of local health professionals, teachers can be easily trained to deliver the drugs on their own. School-age children are most at risk of worm infections, so targeting through schools is a highly effective method for achieving widespread coverage of treatment.
We have made it even easier by providing resources for each step of developing a school-based deworming program. We will provide kits, manuals, additional materials, and technical support – as well as facilitate communication and collaboration between organizations – to assist your organization in following the steps for developing a school-based deworming program.
Here are the 8 steps for developing a school-based deworming program:
- Step 1 – Developing policies to support deworming in schools
- Step 2 – Targeting school-based deworming
- Step 3 – Creating an operational plan and budget
- Step 4 – Procuring and distributing deworming tablets
- Step 5 – Building awareness in the community
- Step 6 – Training teachers
- Step 7 – Operationalizing deworming day
- Step 8 – Monitoring and evaluation