Fighting the Effects of Intestinal Worms

By Kim Koporc, Director, Children Without Worms

More than 800 million children are at risk of infection with intestinal worms, and at greatest risk are school-age children (age 6 to 15) – 600 million of them. Worms sap children of the nutrients they need to grow and learn, but there is a solution. I recently traveled to Cambodia with the Global Health TV to tell the story of a deworming day – a day when children receive deworming medication and learn about handwashing and sanitation. Check out the video below to learn more about a deworming day.

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