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.
|Location||India, East Asia and Pacific|