12:00 AM, October 23, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 23, 2016

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National deworming week has started

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Nationwide deworming week (October 22-27, 2016) has started from yesterday running in all primary schools. A massive primary school based deworming effort is targeting approximately 29 million 5-12 years aged children by the Filariasis Elimination and STH Control Programme, Communicable Disease Control (CDC), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh.

In this week, the little doctors will distribute the Mebendazole (Vermox™) among all primary school aged children as well as out of school children. The huge number of medicine is donated by Johnson and Johnson with supports of Children Without Worms and World Health Organisation.

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