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DtW works directly with Ministries of Education and Health and other development partners to launch, strengthen and support sustainable school-based deworming programs. We bring together the necessary assistance to regularly treat millions of children each year by:
- Providing in-depth technical assistance:
We provide tailored technical support, from planning through to monitoring and evaluation, to develop and expand systematic and sustainable programs.
- Coordinating strategic support:
We facilitate the distribution of donated deworming drugs to effective programs in need. We also coordinate additional strategic support, such as specific technical and funding assistance, to help launch and sustain school-based deworming.
- Advocating for large scale school-based deworming programs:
We disseminate the strong evidence on deworming and work with leaders at global, regional and country levels to develop policies and allocate funding to support deworming in schools.
We invite you to learn more about our work in each of these areas, and to visit our map to learn more about how we are supporting each country where we work.
|"Deworm the World tackles a problem most Americans don't even think about: intestinal worms. Most kids in poor countries have worms, and the result is anemia, malnutrition and sicknesses that cause absences from school. One of the most cost-effective ways of getting more children into school appears to be deworming them with one pill a year, for about 50 cents per person reached." – New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof|