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Is it worth treating everyone who might get worms?

About a quarter of the world’s population could have worms living in their guts. For many years experts have recommended treating large groups at risk of infection – but is this mass approach worthwhile? Read the article (BBC News)

Re-analysis of data draws different conclusions from Kenya worms trial

James Hargreaves Director, Centre for Evaluation Today, LSHTM Centre for Evaluation Researchers release the findings of an important three year project. In research sponsored by 3ie (The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation) we replicated Miguel & Kremer’s famous trial, conducted in Kenya in 1998-1999, which suggested that school-based deworming improved school attendance among both children […]