Deworm the World: A Call To Action

Evidence Action is now responsible for the management, strategic direction and growth of Deworm the World. Programs of the Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action are implemented in partnership with Action Foundation for Social Services in India and Innovations for Poverty Action in Kenya. Learn more about Evidence Action.

Why Deworm

Over 600 million school-age children are at risk of being infected with parasitic worms. These infections are chronic and widespread, harming children’s health and development and limiting their participation in school.

School-based deworming is universally recognized as a safe, simple and cost-effective solution. The benefits of school-based deworming are both immediate and enduring. Regular treatment can reduce school absenteeism by 25% and increase adult earnings by over 20%, and at a cost of less than 50 US cents per child per year.


Deworm the World: A Call To Action


We invite you to watch this beautiful and thought-provoking short film by award-winning director Eugenio Polgovsky. It illustrates how the day-to-day lives of school-age children put them at risk of worm infections that impede their education and development, and how the simple act of deworming can help to build a new future for millions of poor children across the world.

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