- Country: Angola
- Date: Apr 2012 - Dec 2017
- Program Type: School Health and Nutrition
- Partner: The END Fund
Dubai Cares has partnered with The END Fund to help reduce worm-related morbidity and bring intensity levels down in schools in Angola’s three target provinces within a five-year period. As part of the program, Dubai Cares successfully treated 1,261,555 children infected with Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) and Schistosomiasis (SCH), which are debilitating parasitic infections affecting the world’s poorest communities. The program was vital to the country’s fight against poverty and its mission to provide access to quality education for Angolan children. In addition, the program not only provided medical treatment for children living in some of the worst affected provinces, but also offered logistical support by mapping NTD-affected areas, allowing medical teams to concentrate on communities with the highest levels of infection.