National De-worming Day


Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) are a significant public health concern for India. Around 22 crore Indian children aged 1-14 are estimated to be at risk of worm infections. Worms in children interfere with nutrient uptake, and can contribute to anaemia, malnourishment, and impaired mental and physical development.

To combat this issue, in 2015 the Government of India launched the fixed-day anganwadi and school-based National Deworming Day to deworm all children aged 1-19 years. The National Deworming Day is conducted in all states/UTs on February 10 every year, with a mop-up day on February 15.  Some states/UTs also conduct a bi-annual round on 10 August, depending on worm prevalence in their state/UT.

Tripura, with 60% worm prevalence, will conduct both rounds as per Government of India and WHO guidelines.

The key program implementation stakeholders are Departments of Health, Education, Social Welfare and Social Education. Other stakeholders include the Departments of Panchayati Raj, Tribal Welfare, Rural Development, Urban Development, and Drinking Water and Sanitation. Evidence Action is the technical assistance partner to the Government of Tripura for National Deworming Day.

Related Documents

Sl No Title
1 State Coverage- NDD Feb,2017
2 District & State coverage during NDD, February'17 round
3 FAQs on NDD for parents with children in private schools
4 Diary note for School Children
5 Test report of sample of Drugs
6 NDD mobile app/webpage District level user manual
7 NDD mobile app/webpage Block level user manual
8 Tripura Final program Report
9 NDD Factsheet - Feb 2017
10 NDD Fact Sheet Visual - 2017
11 Note on Inclusion of Private Schools
12 Operational plan for National Deworming Day, February, 2017
13 Guidance Note National Deworming Day Februray 2017
14 Prevalence and Intensity of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Tripura
15 HM to Edu & Social Welfare
16 Tripura -Joint Directives
17 Panchayats Action taken in response to HM
18 MD to Director Panchayat letter
19 Letter to Chief Minister by Health Minister
20 GoI-Joint Directives
21 DO letter from Health Minister to Panchayats Minister
22 Holding of Special Gram Sabha between 1st & 9th February, 2017
23 Minutes of SLCCM on observance of upcoming National Deworming Day, held on 16th Dec, 2016
24 Minutes of meeting with DISEs
25 Minutes of meeting with DEOs
26 Intra-departmental Minutes of meeting with MD, NHM
27 Tripura PM&CV Tables
28 Tripura PMCV Report NDD August 2016
29 NDD brief 2017
30 Talking points for VC scheduled on 2nd January 2017 for NDD, Feb’17 round will be convened by Pr. Secy (HFW)
31 Flow chart of activities for NDD february, 2017 round
32 Minutes of the meeting held on 16th December 2016
33 Notification on De-worming Day
34 Budget / Plan for 2016-2017
35 State Level Coordination Committee Meeting on NDD FEB.2017
36 Revised Reporting Format
37 Reporting Format