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Update for 15th July 2011

posted Jul 18, 2011, 9:28 AM by Deworm Ghana
The VPWA Deworm Ghana team completed a very big day of work on Friday, July 15 by deworming a total of 786 students at three different schools!

The first school VPWA visited, St. Michael’s Anglican Primary School in Djankron, VPWA dewormed a total of 224 students. 110 of the students were girls, ranging in age from five to fifteen years old. 114 of the students were boys, ranging in age from six to sixteen years old.

Next, VPWA visited Attowdwo Kettaneu L/A Primary School. VPWA distributed deworming medication to 201 students at this school, which is located in Attowdwo. A total of 103 girls age 6-14, and a total of 98 boys age 7-17 were dewormed.

Finally, VPWA completed the day’s work by visiting Fotobi M/A Primary School. At this school, located in Fotobi, VPWA dewormed 361 students in total. 184 of the students were girls, and 177 of the students were boys. All students ranged in age from five to fifteen years old.

To date, VPWA has successfully administered deworming medication to 1682 students throughout Ghana's Akuapim South Municipal District. Coincidentally, exactly 50% of the total students dewormed were girls (841), and 50% of the students dewormed were boys (841). The VPWA team is very much looking forward to next week’s school visits, where we will strive to meet our goal of deworming over 3000 school children throughout Ghana.

By Nicole Bolton - 2011 Deworm Ghana Volunteer