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Nepal: ensuring a worm-free childhood

A lab technician checks that each child has provided a sample.
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Slide 5

The following day, the team returns to the school and lab technicians carefully check that each child has provided a stool sample. Each child then receives one tablet of albendazole to take with water. The team then drives back to its makeshift laboratory to prepare and examine the stool samples. During the first 10 days of fieldwork, more than 2000 samples are analysed.

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