Deworming for Better Health
Who should be treated?
Preschool, school-age children, and women of reproductive age
Treatment with what?
Deworming medicines such as albendazole or mebendazole
Why treat everyone?
- to reduce ill health (malnutrition, anemia, impaired growth)
- to prevent acquiring severe infection
- Other benefits of deworming:
- Helps improve nutrition and food intake
- Improves human capital and boosts livelihood
Where can treatment be sought?
Schools and community centers