National Deworming Day will be observed tomorrow in all schools in EKH District

Shillong, Oct 24: National Deworming Day (NDD) will be observed on 25th October, 2019 in all schools and Anganwadi Centres of East Khasi Hills District with an aim to intensify efforts towards eradicating Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH).

The objective of National Deworming Day is to deworm all preschool and school age children between the ages of 1-19 years through the platform of schools and anganwadi centres in order to improve their overall health, nutritional status, access to education and quality of life.

The Deworming Day will be followed by a mop-up-day (MOD) on the 31st October, 2019 with the intent of deworming children, who missed the dose on 25th October, 2019. All schools and anganwadi centres will be the implementation sites of NDD across the district.

In addition, the office of the District Medical & Health Officer, East Khasi Hills District will launch NDD 2019 at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Shillong on the 25th October, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

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