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Deworm 2011 successfully comes to an end

posted Jul 21, 2011, 12:40 PM by Deworm Ghana

Today, the VPWA Dewom Ghana team concluded its mission to administer albendazole deworming medication to as many students as possible throughout the Akuapim South Municipal District of Ghana. The team visited two schools on the final day of the program, Tieku L/A Primary School and Seventh Day Adventist School, both located in Nsawam.


At Tieku L/A Primary School, 169 female students age 6 to 15 and 144 male students age 5 to 16 participated in the deworming exercise. In total, 313 students were dewormed at the school. Then, at Seventh Day Adventist School, 88 female students age 7 to 15 and 81 male students age 6 to 17 were dewormed. In total, 169 students at Seventh Day Adventist School were dewormed, brining the day’s total number of dewormed students to 482.


In conclusion, the VPWA Deworm Ghana Program was a huge success, resulting in 3900 total student beneficiaries at 16 different area schools. 51% of these students (2008) were female, and 49% (1892) were male; all students ranged in age from 5 to 18 years of age.


VPWA had a great time conducting the program and is eager to expand upon the work next year. We thank everyone who participated in Deworm Ghana and contributed to its great success!