In India, a Small Pill, With Positive Side Effects
Submitted by charlotte on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 20:00
Apr 3, 2012 | New York Times
Deworm the World is featured in today's New York Times Opinionator blog, "In India, a Small Pill, With Positive Side Effects" as an organization overcoming the challenges of advocacy and awareness for achieving widespread reach of school-based deworming programs.
The article describes the Delhi deworming initiative carried out by the Government of Delhi in February this year "to stamp out the widespread but neglected ailment," noting that "for a year and a half, Deworm the World lobbied government officials in Delhi to get approvals and plan the campaign."
The article mentions the strong evidence of deworming's short- and long-term effects as a key reason why other programs have been initiated with support from DtW, including the Bihar School-Based Deworming program in 2011, and the Kenya National School-based Deworming program which is set to relaunch later this year. Read the article in full .