24 January 2013

Kenya: De-Worming Plan for Pupils

A major de-worming drive for primary school children is set for launch at the Coast region later this month. The exercises will run until mid February and seeks to eradicate infection among children.

The programme dubbed 'National School-based Deworming Programme targets to cover five million children across the country each year over a five-year period.

Addressing a meeting with news reporters at the Coast Provincial Commissioner's office, Laban Benaya Kilui, the technical coordinator from Deworm the World Initiative, said worms affect many children and interfere with their health and education.

"Children infested with worms have their health affected and their education disrupted," he said.A total of 19 districts from the region will benefit from the programme and drugs for the treatmen funded by the government.

Copyright © 2013 The Star. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.