The programmes we support are committed to the attainment of 9 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Goals aim to end all forms of poverty by addressing a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities.
Parasitic worm infections are inextricably linked to poverty. Eliminating these infections may help to alleviate poverty.
Parasitic worm infections deprive people of nutrition. They feed on host tissues, including blood, leading to malabsorption of key nutrients such as iron and protein.
Early and regular treatment has the potential to increase future earnings by 40%.