Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 06:10
School-based deworming is a development best buy. It has been identified by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT as one of the most cost-effective ways to increase school participation of any approach rigorously tested. It also been identified by a group of Nobel Laureates and other economists at the Copenhagen Consensus Center as one of the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to the global challenges facing us today.
The benefits of school-based deworming are realized immediately, and continue for years after treatment. Regular deworming drastically improves children’s health and school participation, and as adults, these children are more literate, able to work more due to better health, and earn higher wages.
|"Today, more than 400 million school-age children are infected with parasitic worms. Yet, we can eradicate the problem with every single child for 50 cents a year per child." – United States President Bill Clinton|