May 16, 2022

Government to deworm four million children

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

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Government will deworm at least four million children this year.

The deworming will be exercise be carried out by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.

“At least 4 million children across 14 counties are set to benefit from a deworming program jointly implemented by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health with technical assistance from Evidence Action,” the Ministry of Health Mutahi Kagwe said today in a testament.

This week’s exercise, which runs from September 14-16 will target children in 14 counties including Narok, Nyamira, Kisii, Migori, Busia, Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, and Taita Taveta Counties.

The program provides deworming treatment in schools to children who are at risk of contracting intestinal worms, a condition that affects their health, nutrition, and overall well-being.

This year, the NSBD dewormed 2.6 million children in March 2021 across seven counties in Western Kenya.

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