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Nepal: ensuring a worm-free childhood

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The result is good news for child health. Albendazole is one of only four available WHO-recommended drugs for controlling intestinal worms, and one of the easier ones to administer. In-school deworming programmes that seamlessly start when pre-school programmes end can help ensure a worm-free childhood.

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