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TitleA strong foundation : revising Cambodia’s national school health curriculum to prevent and control intestinal worms : school focus in Cambodia
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWannak, L, Talukder, A, Saroeun, P, Koporc, K, Cambodia, HKeller Int
PaginationP. 65-70; 3+3 refs.; 2 tab.; 7 photographs; 1 map
Date Published2010-10-01
Keywordscambodia, child health, child hygiene, disease control, education, health aspects, health care, health education, health impact, infectious diseases, preventive medicine

About 400 million children around the world have intestinal worms that are transmitted through soil. Found widely in tropical and subtropical areas, these worms – including roundworms, whipworms and hookworms – cause malnutrition and make children more likely to get other serious infections. Intestinal worm infections stunt children’s growth when their bodies are developing. This can lead to slower mental development, reduced school attendance and performance, and later, to decreased productivity as adults – all of which continue the cycle of poverty. In severe cases, soiltransmitted worm infections can lead to death. This case study describes a partnership to develop and test a primary school curriculum in Cambodia that will increase knowledge of soil-transmitted worms and promote behaviours that will help reduce transmission. [authors abstract]

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