The health team has been de-worming at the school, a vital healthcare intervention that takes place here twice a year. 

Benefits to the children are clear in weight gain, pain relief, less sickness and diarrhoea… which not only improves their health, but also all leads to better learning and improved school attendance.

Deworming treats a group of neglected tropical diseases caused by parasitic worms.  They are generally not lethal, but they live for the most part in the human gut, and absorb key nutrients (including iron) that would otherwise be nourishing their human hosts.