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Over 600 million school-age children are at risk of being infected with parasitic worms. These infections are chronic and widespread, harming children’s health and development and limiting their participation in school.
School-based deworming is universally recognized as a safe, simple and cost-effective solution. The benefits of school-based deworming are both immediate and enduring. Regular treatment can reduce school absenteeism by 25% and increase adult earnings by over 20%, and at a cost of less than 50 US cents per child per year.
Deworm the World: A Call To Action
We invite you to watch this beautiful and thought-provoking short film by award-winning director Eugenio Polgovsky. It illustrates how the day-to-day lives of school-age children put them at risk of worm infections that impede their education and development, and how the simple act of deworming can help to build a new future for millions of poor children across the world.