Every Child Thrives – Kenya
Living with intestinal worms steals nutrients from children, compromising their cognitive development, growth and health during a critical time.
We train healthcare workers, community health volunteers, and Early Childhood Development teachers to provide deworming treatment and vitamin A supplementation to children under the age of 5 at preschools, health facilities and community hubs, giving them their best chance of being healthy when they’re ready to go to school.
This program targets all girls and boys under 5 years old to ensure that all children, including those with disability, receive this critical treatment. Both mothers and fathers are encouraged to get involved in their children’s health and share the responsibility of making sure their sons and daughters get the treatment every 6 months.
Program undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada