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Nepal: ensuring a worm-free childhood

A crowded health clinic where a female volunteer prepares to treat the pre-school children.
WHO/H. Allen

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At a crowded health clinic in Kathmandu, parents bring their children to receive albendazole for deworming and a vitamin A supplement to boost nutrition. Nepal’s pre-school worm control programme takes place every six months and is delivered by nearly 50 000 female village volunteers.

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