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LASG commences free school-based Mass Deworming exercise in 10 LGAs

The deworming exercise targets 1.3 million school-age children, between the ages of 5 and 14, in 10 Local Governments Areas prone to Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis.
LASG commences Free School-based Mass Deworming Exercise in 10 LGAs

THE Lagos State Government on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, commenced a free school-based deworming exercise to treat Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) in 10 selected Local Government Areas of the state.

According to media reports, the mass deworming exercise targets 1.3 million school-age children between the ages of five and 14 years who are at risk of parasitic worm infections in the State.

The exercise, which is being implemented in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and a non-governmental organisation, Evidence Action, holds in 10 STH endemic LGAs, namely; Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Amuwo-Odofin, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Ojo, and Shomolu LGAs.

Speaking on the modalities for the implementation of the exercise, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed that the five-day exercise will commence from Tuesday, November 22 to Saturday, November 26, 2022, across these LGAs.