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Nepal: ensuring a worm-free childhood

Three girls look at the parent consent form together.
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Children participating in the study are given parent consent forms to fill out and return. One test group involves children between ages five and eight, and the other between ages 11 and 14. The younger children had regular doses of albendazole throughout their pre-school years. The older children, who were already in school when the pre-school control programme began in 1999, have never been treated.

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