A Smile to a Child's Face is Priceless
Have you ever had stomach pain so severe that you felt sick all of the time and could not concentrate? If you ask children why they are not in school, you will get a variety of answers. Some answers might even be very funny. But very few would tell you intestinal worms are the cause of their absence. Unless, of course, you live in a developing country like Uganda. For many children hear, the pain of intestinal worms is very real.
Worm infections interfere with nutrient uptake; can lead to anemia, malnourishment and impaired mental and physical development; and pose a serious threat to children’s health, education and productivity. Infected children often are too sick or too tired to concentrate at school, or attend at all.
Oral deworming drugs are extremely effective at killing most varieties of worms with a single dose, at a cost of only a few cents. Administering the drugs every after three months annually maintains the children’s health and helps them thrive.
There are many health challenges that children face throughout the world. But for intestinal worms, there is a solution that greatly improves a child’s capacity to learn and grow. A dose of medication, along with hygiene education and access to sanitation, are vital steps forward in improving a child’s life.
Deworming improved cognitive outcomes for infants who were not treated directly.
Even untreated children benefited from deworming because there are fewer cases to spread infection.
We provide deworming tablets to the communities and schools.
Over a year, over 50 Schools benefit from the Program.