Issue Brief: Supporting Universal Basic Education through School-based Deworming
Nearly 75 million children around the world today are still not enrolled in school. Approximately half of all boys and girls in sub-Saharan Africa will not complete their primary education. While systemic improvements to education will continue to increase the number of pupils who enroll and complete their education, many out-of-school youth represent the hardest to reach children, who live in unsanitary and unhealthy conditions. These children are often refugees, children in conflict settings, girls, children with disabilities, and the poorest of the poor in remote communities who are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition and other infectious diseases.