Lagos Commences Free School-Based Mass Deworming Exercise
Lagos State Government today commenced free school based deworming exercise to treat soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH), targeting 1.3 million school aged children between ages of five and 14 year 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 soil transmitted helminthiasis endemic local governments including; Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Amuwo Odofin, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos
Island, Lagos Mainland, Ojo and Shomolu.
Speaking to newsmen on the modalities for the implementation of the exercise, the State
Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed that the five days exercise will be carried out from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th November, 2022.