national Deworming Day Campaign

Our team at INMED Andes is facilitating the second National Deworming Day campaign in the Ucayali region of Peru, which has some the highest rates of soil-transmitted helminth infection (otherwise known as parasitic intestinal worms or STH) among children in Peru. STH is a leading cause of malnutrition, anemia and stunted growth in millions of children throughout the country. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, INMED has mobilized a national plan to eliminate this public health problem within the next 5 years. Our deworming program is a key part of a national plan by the President of Peru to bring better health, clean water and sanitation to all Peruvians. Watch this new video of our latest campaign in Ucayali:

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