01 Jul 2015

Bihar school-based mass deworming programme (Executive summary)


A report showing the key achievements, impact and reach of the fourth round of the Bihar School-Based Mass Deworming Program

  • Region

    South Asia

  • Topic


  • Priority area

    Child Health & Development

  • Report Type

    Evaluations and partner reports

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A report on Round Four of the school-based deworming programme in Bihar, India.

[taken from the report]

This year was a landmark achievement for the school and anganwadi-based deworming program in the country with the announcement of the National Deworming Day (NDD) observed as a fixed-day approach targeting 140 million children in 11 states in its first phase. Contributing to this national effort, Bihar implemented the fourth round of school-based mass deworming on February 21, followed by mop-up day on February 26, 2015 . In this round 18,718,184 school-age children were dewormed, including out-of-school children in the age group of 6-19 years, through the network of 71,326 government and government-aided schools across 38 districts in the state. The program was a continuation of the collaborative effort between the State Health Society Bihar (SHSB), the Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC), and Evidence Action- Deworm the World Initiative over the last three rounds of implementation. Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) provided funding support to Evidence Action for providing technical assistance to the deworming round.