Improved Learning through better Health, Nutrition and Education for the School-Age Child.
Children in Kenya on a deworming day
School-based deworming has been identified by the
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT as one of the most cost-effective ways to increase school participation of any approach rigorously tested. A group of Nobel Laureates and other economists at the
Copenhagen Consensus Center have also identified school-based deworming as one of the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to the global challenges facing us today.
Deworming documents and resource centre:Further links to information on worms on schoolsandhealth:
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On the 30th January 2012, the
Bill Gates Foundation and the UK Coalition against NTDs held a meeting on combating the diseases by 2020. Read the full article on the meeting and its outcomes.
Watch the full clip where panel members, including Bill Gates and Dr Chan from the
WHO, discuss how elimination of the NTDs can be furthered by 2020.