De-Worming Of School Children
Regular deworming is very important because it contributes to good health and nutrition for children of school age. In addition, it improves their physical and mental development which also contributes to increase in school enrolment, attendance, cognition and reduced class repetition.
As part of our health interventions, we carry out deworming exercises. Our first deworming exercise was in Nkanu West LGA in 2016 and ever since, we have dewormed over 1,000,000 children in the State.
Annually, at the resumption of a new academic session, we embark on a State-wide back-to-school deworming exercise for school children in nursery and primary school especially those under-5 years. This is to ensure that children are healthy to engage in their school activities.
This project is highly supported by Vitamin Angels who donate thousands of Albendazole 400mg Capsules every year to U-TOLF.
Total number children reached from 2016 – 2022 = 1,163,114
- Total number of children dewormed = 772,569