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Rethinking Deworming: New Reasons To Focus on School-Based Deworming

Begins:   Jun 29, 2011 12:30
Ends:   Jun 29, 2011 14:00

Rethinking Deworming
New Reasons To Focus on School-Based Deworming
June 29, 2011

Seminar explored compelling new reasons to focus on school-based deworming including:

  • New evidence on long run benefits of deworming for education, employment & economic development
  • New experience on going to scale with single dose treatment costing less than 50 cents a year per child
  • New private sector resources available for client countries dealing with deworming
 Elizabeth King
Director, Education
World Bank
Ritva Reinikka
Director, Human Development
Africa Region, World Bank
New Evidence
 Michael Kremer pdf Presentation
Gates Professor of Developing Societies, Department of Economics, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Evidence on long-run benefits of deworming on education and employment
Panel on New Experience and Resources
 Lesley Drake pdf Presentation
Executive Director, Deworm the World, Imperial College London
Experience of scaling up deworming in Kenya, The Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone & India
 Robert Prouty pdf Presentation 
Chief of Secretariat, Education for All Fast Track Initiative
Support of deworming from EFA High Level Group and EFA FTI
 Andy Wright pdf Presentation 
Director, Disease Programmes, GlaxoSmithKline
Donation of 400 million doses of deworming tablets per year from GlaxoSmithKline for African countries
 William Lin pdf Presentation
Director, Worldwide Contributions & Community Relations, Johnson & Johnson
Donation of 200 million doses of deworming tablets per year from Johnson & Johnson worldwide
Useful Resources
Donald Bundy's picture
  Blog: New Reasons Why School-Based Deworming is Smart Development Policy

Research: Worms at Work: Long-run Impacts of Child Health Gains

Website: Deworm the World

This event was organized by Donald Bundy, Lead School Health Specialist, Africa Region, World Bank

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