Deworming: Now more than ever, a best buy for development

Of the 845 million children at risk for parasitic worms worldwide, more than 20 percent are in India. What can the global development community do to ensure access to treatment? In this exclusive guest column, Evidence Action's Jeff Brown and Priya Jha weigh in on the issue.

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About the authors

  • Grace Hollister

    Grace Hollister is responsible for strategic management and technical oversight of Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative. She also works with a variety of partners to expand opportunities for school-based deworming programs globally.
  • Priya Jha

    Priya Jha leads Evidence Action’s work in India. She provides leadership, overall technical guidance, and management of Evidence Action’s activities in India. She has particular expertise in strategic planning, program design, and scale-up of evidence-based interventions.