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India National Deworming Day 2016


General Info
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2016 - 08/2016
Series or system 
India National Deworming Day
Data type
Administrative data:
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Subnationally representative

National Deworming Day (NDD) is an iniative of the India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in which children ages 1-19 are provided with antihelminth medication at schools and preschools. In 2016, 36 states participated in National Deworming Day; states with soil-transmitted helminth prevalence rates above 20% participated in two rounds of NDD, in Februrary and August 2016.