It has been well documented by many public health experts, including Dr. Dean Karlan (faculty at Yale University and author of More than Good Intentions), that protecting children and families from intestinal worms is one of the most effective ways of reducing diarrhea and improving school attendance rates. All it takes is 2 doses of albendazole a year to protect children from intestinal worms, just two. As a result of the success of our de-worming campaign, we have decided to increase its reach.
In partnership with AmeriCares, we will help treat 140,000 children -- at thirteen different clinics and hospitals -- who are afflicted with intestinal worms. 140,000 children will be healthy enough to attend and thrive in school. Health, education, and jobs are three of the most important sectors in Haiti that need improvement. Our De-worming Campaign helps improve all three.
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