India National Deworming Program

To support the Government of India to, by 2020, successfully implement an evidence-based, nationally-mandated deworming programme that reaches at least 75% of children.

India National Deworming Program

India is launching a groundbreaking national deworming program to treat all children at risk for parasitic worms across the country. The Deworm the World Initiative, a coalition of organizations led by the non-governmental organization Evidence Action, is providing technical assistance to this national program.

Following advocacy from CIFF, India's first National Deworming Day took place on the 10th February 2015, during which the Indian Government publicly committed to deworming 140 million children nationwide.

The programme will make targeted investments in up to eight Indian states, so they can conduct high-quality, cost-effective, school-based deworming programmes to reach 75% of children. This work will spread awareness and act as a model to be replicated nationwide by building national government commitment for deworming, establishing routine deworming days and creating demand from the remaining state governments.

Technical assistance and advocacy will be provided by our partners, Deworm the World Initiative, and medicines will be donated by GlaxoSmithKline.


  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) - duplicate

    United Kingdom | Staff size: 51-100

    The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi....

  • Evidence Action

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    Evidence Action launched formally in 2013 to scale programs with sustainable business models that have been proven to be effective so that they benefit millions of people.


  • Dubai Cares

    Implementing NGO
    United Arab Emirates | Staff size: Unknown

    Dubai Cares is a UAE-based philanthropic establishment launched in September 2007, which aims to improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries. Dubai...

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Key Information

LocationIndia, East Asia and Pacific
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2020
  • Sectors