Deworm the World compiles resources to provide information to interested individuals and organizations about the prevalence of parasitic worms, the need for and evidence to support school-based deworming, impacts of deworming, and good practices for implementing deworming programs. These resources are classified by document type, and can be searched either using the "Category" drop down menu below, or by keyword. Newsletters often contain useful epidemiological data and practice guides.

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  • World Health Organization

    Issue 5 focuses on Save the Children’s experience with school-based deworming in the Philippines, Malawi and Haiti. This issue emphasizes the importance of evidence-based targeting, community awareness, and coordinating partner action to a successful program.

  • World Health Organization

    Issue 3 covers the work of the worm control program in Uganda, including it identifying the activities involved in developing the program, its launch and the various development partners involved.

  • World Health Organization

    Issue 2 provides an overview of the Partners for Parasite Control, why it was launched, what its objectives are and how some PPC partners have integrated deworming onto their work. This issue also uses the national worm control program in Nepal as a success story.

  • World Health Organization

    Issue 4 describes the various steps for developing a school-based deworming program, including a list of the tools which are available for carrying out a survey and how to analyze the results. This issue also outlines the essential do’s and don’ts of school deworming.

  • World Health Organization

    This first issue of WHO’s Action Against Worms newsletter provides a summary of the problem of parasitic worm infections, including its global prevalence and the various types of worms, as well as their symptoms and transmission. This issue also discusses the new control strategies for parasitic worm infections.

  • The World Bank and World Health Organization

    This joint publication of the World Bank and WHO describes how parasitic worm infections affect the health and education of school-age children. In addition to providing a rationale for school-based deworming, it describes how to develop a school-based deworming program.

  • World Health Organization

    School-based deworming is universally recognized as a safe, simple and cost-effective solution to the problem of parasitic worm infections. The World Health Organization (WHO) argues that school-based deworming is a strategy to help meet the Millennium Development Goals, including the achievement of universal primary education.

  • Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

    This bulletin assesses the most effective ways of increasing children’s attendance at school, based on recent randomized evaluations. At a cost of $3.50 for every additional year of schooling induced, school-based deworming was identified as one of the most cost-effective ways to increase school participation of any approach rigorously tested.

  • DtW

    The annual report outlines the activities and achievements of DtW in 2009. Key successes include: assisting with the launch of government programs in Kenya and India; providing and coordinated strategic support benefiting 20 million children across 25 countries; and advocating for a global policy shift to expand school-based deworming to millions of new children.

  • WHO

    The WHO report contains epidemiological information on Schistosomiasis infections in 2010 including the projected the size of population requiring preventive chemotherapy and number of people treated in that year.

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