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School-Based Deworming Programme Launched in Islamabad

2 months ago by Rimsha Sehar in Educational News, Health 2 min read

School-Based Deworming Programme Launched in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The third annual deworming campaign has been initiated by the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training. The program aims to achieve standardization of student health, to overcome blood deficiency and malnutrition.

The campaign titled “School-based Deworming Programme” is being launched for the students aged 5 to 14 years. In this phase, a target of 574,000 students is set to administer mebendazole 500 mg. All the students of public and private schools including Madaris would be given the medicine. 

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Students would be dewormed free of charge to accelerate the mental and physical growth of students so that no hurdles would come in their way to seek quality education. This mass deworming program would also ensure the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

However, the campaign was first launched in Dec 2019. 

Rimsha Sehar
Author: Rimsha Sehar

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