- Country: India
- Date: Jan 2015 - Dec 2018
- Program Type: School Health and Nutrition
- Partner: Evidence Action
Dubai Cares is supporting a ground-breaking national school-based deworming program by the Government of India to treat all children at risk for parasitic worms. Dubai Cares’ contribution complements the commitment of the Government of India towards the program that aims to deworm 140 million children in its first phase. Dubai Cares has partnered with Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative - an initiative that tackles worm infections, anemia and malnourishment amongst children - to support transformational change in health and nutrition amongst children in India. As part of its contribution, Dubai Cares is supporting Evidence Action over the course of four years to partner with national and state governments in developing national deworming guidelines and communications campaigns, determine prevalence survey guidelines to assess the impact of deworming and provide technical assistance for state scale-up.