Project Deworm the World

DEWORM THE WORLD

Worldwide, 1.5 billion people are infected with worms, although it could be prevented with little effort. That is why Deworm the World, as one of the leading deworming programs, is effectively helping to improve the health, education and living situations of children in developing countries.

Evidence Action | USA | 2013

Evidence Action is a US-based non-profit organization that specializes in scaling evidenced-based cost-effective aid programs. In doing so, they act transparently and openly, which is why the foundation’s financial reports, tax returns, and annual reports are available for anyone to view online.

Problem

Worm diseases such as schistosomiasis and helminthiasis are among the neglected tropical diseases. Over 1.5 billion people worldwide are affected by either species and more than 150,000 people die from them each year. In surviving children, they also negatively affect physical and mental growth.

Solution

Deworm the World implements deworming programs in schools in Kenya, India, Ethiopia and Vietnam in cooperation with government agencies. The non-profit organization supports all processes from preparation to implementation and evaluation of the programs. The total cost per treatment, which each child should receive twice a year if possible, is just $0.35 to $0.75, depending on the country.

Why we support the project

In the field of humanitarian aid, deworming programs are considered a particularly cost-efficient and effective measure – the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends large-scale deworming campaigns to improve the health and nutritional status of children. Deworm the World is one of the most recognized programs worldwide and is recommended by the independent donation review organization GiveWell, among others, due to its high donation effectiveness as well as its scientific basis.

Evidence Action | USA | 2013

Evidence Action is a US-based non-profit organization that specializes in scaling evidenced-based cost-effective aid programs. In doing so, they act transparently and openly, which is why the foundation’s financial reports, tax returns, and annual reports are available for anyone to view online.

Problem

Worm diseases such as schistosomiasis and helminthiasis are among the neglected tropical diseases. Over 1.5 billion people worldwide are affected by either species and more than 150,000 people die from them each year. In surviving children, they also negatively affect physical and mental growth.

Solution

Deworm the World implements deworming programs in schools in Kenya, India, Ethiopia and Vietnam in cooperation with government agencies. The non-profit organization supports all processes from preparation to implementation and evaluation of the programs. The total cost per treatment, which each child should receive twice a year if possible, is just $0.35 to $0.75, depending on the country.

Why we support the project

In the field of humanitarian aid, deworming programs are considered a particularly cost-efficient and effective measure – the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends large-scale deworming campaigns to improve the health and nutritional status of children. Deworm the World is one of the most recognized programs worldwide and is recommended by the independent donation review organization GiveWell, among others, due to its high donation effectiveness as well as its scientific basis.

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