The Neglected Tropical Diseases ( NTDs) of the Ogun State Ministry of Health has called on stakeholders in the education sector to propagate the importance of deworming of school age children to parents and guardians in the State.
Penpushing reports that, the Coordinator, Dr. Islamiyat Soneye, gave the charge at a sensitisation meeting held in Abeokuta for heads of primary and secondary schools, union leaders and zonal education officers, ahead of the forthcoming school-based deworming exercise in the state.
The coordinator pointed out that deworming promotes healthy living and sound memory of the young ones, adding that it makes the impact of food intake evident in the children since unwanted worms have been evacuated.
Penpushing further reports that, she noted that a dewormed child will not have cause to be sick, hence, the kid will not have to be absent from school, adding that, the treatment for worms is usually very simple, effective, safe and always free but the consequences of not deworming are very grave.
The Neglected Tropical Diseases ( NTDs)Coordinator called on the schools heads and union leaders to join in the campaign on the benefits of deworming to encourage parents to release their wards for the exercise.
Penpushing also reports that, Head Teacher, OLG Primary School, Obantoko, Alhaji Olayinka Sikirulai, speaking on behalf of stakeholders thanked the state government for the sensitisation opportunity, assuring that the school heads will give one percent support for the exercise.
Meanwhile, the school-based deworming exercise is scheduled for November 12 to 18, 2020 in the state.