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Disease prevention and treatment is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Deworming of 850 primary school children in Nnewi

Disease prevention and treatment as one of Rotary's six areas of focus with emphasis on children.

Soil transmitted helminth infection is a neglected tropical disease prevalent in many developing nations like Nigeria. It has a huge burden on the development of the child affecting his /her cognitive functions. A single 400mg tablet of Albendazole recommended by WHO was used in deworming the children. The tolerability and enthusiasm exhibited by the staff and students were awesome. Rotarians were very excited at the opportunity to impact positively on the lives of children and the community in general.


Project location
Nigeria
Project dates
Start: 02 October 2014
End:  10 October 2014

✓ This project is complete.
Project category
Community, Disease prevention and treatment
Funding
Project contacts
Dr. Chukwuanugo Nkemakonam Ogbuagu, Nnewi| (contact)
Partners
Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria (Rotary Club)
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PROJECT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

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    Dr. Chukwuanugo Nkemakonam Ogbuagu
    Administration of Anti-helminthics to primary schoolchildren

IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
200
Hours
Number of volunteers
40
People
Total cash contributions
200
USD
Total in-kind contributions
500
USD

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