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WHO Approves Guidelines For Large-Scale Deworming Among Children To Improve Health, Nutrition

World Health Organization: WHO recommends large-scale deworming to improve children’s health and nutrition
“Periodic deworming programs with a single-tablet treatment can drastically reduce the suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal worms and protect the 1.5 billion people currently estimated to be at risk. … WHO has long promoted large-scale treatment for intestinal worms, but this is the first guideline approved by WHO’s Guidelines Review Committee confirming that deworming improves the health and nutrient uptake of heavily infected children…” (9/29).

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