Healthier Children in Peru

worm-belliesIn coordination with schools, regional health directorate, DIRESA and Johnson & Johnson, INMED Andes is delivering a mass deworming campaign in the region of Loreto, Peru. It is part of a national initiative mobilized by INMED and Johnson & Johnson to provide enough treatment for 6 million children and their family members annually in Peru.

Reducing parasitic infection is key to tackling chronic malnutrition and anemia prevalent among children in remote communities. Rosa Vasquez Echevarría, Principal of the Leoncio Prado School in Punchana, said she is pleased with the campaign and its impact on improving her students’ attendance, school drop-out rates and diminished learning capacity.

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