Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rashid Aman, presided over the celebration of the 10 years of the National School-Based Deworming Programme in Busia County, Western Kenya.
The initiative is jointly led by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education with technical support from the Evidence Action organization.
Treatment is conducted in at-risk areas for parasitic worm infections, soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis, which are neglected tropical diseases that impede children's health and access to education.
According to the Ministry of Health records, 9 rounds of school-based deworming treatment have been conducted, reaching up to 6 million children annually across 27 counties.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.