They are estimated to infect over 1 billion people in some of the world's poorest communities.
The highest levels of infection are mostly found in school-age children.
Parasitic worm infections can result in:
Impaired child development
Reduced school attendance
Internal organ damage
BUT TREATMENT CAN HELP.
Treatment is safe and effective. Studies show that early and regular treatment of parasitic worm infections has the potential to:
Reduce the damaging effects of infection.
Increase school attendance by 25%.
Increase future earnings by 40%.
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See a treatment programme in action in a school in Côte d’Ivoire: