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 FAQs on NDD for parents with children in private schools
2 Diary note for School Children
3 Test report of sample of Drugs
4 NDD mobile app/webpage District level user manual
5 NDD mobile app/webpage Block level user manual
6 Tripura Final program Report
7 NDD Factsheet - Feb 2017
8 NDD Fact Sheet Visual - 2017
9 Note on Inclusion of Private Schools
10 Operational plan for National Deworming Day, February, 2017
11 Guidance Note National Deworming Day Februray 2017
12 Prevalence and Intensity of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Tripura
13 HM to Edu & Social Welfare
14 Tripura -Joint Directives
15 Panchayats Action taken in response to HM
16 MD to Director Panchayat letter
17 Letter to Chief Minister by Health Minister
18 GoI-Joint Directives
19 DO letter from Health Minister to Panchayats Minister
20 Holding of Special Gram Sabha between 1st & 9th February, 2017
21 Minutes of SLCCM on observance of upcoming National Deworming Day, held on 16th Dec, 2016
22 Minutes of meeting with DISEs
23 Minutes of meeting with DEOs
24 Intra-departmental Minutes of meeting with MD, NHM
25 Tripura PM&CV Tables
26 Tripura PMCV Report NDD August 2016
27 NDD brief 2017
28 Talking points for VC scheduled on 2nd January 2017 for NDD, Feb’17 round will be convened by Pr. Secy (HFW)
29 Flow chart of activities for NDD february, 2017 round
30 Minutes of the meeting held on 16th December 2016
31 Notification on De-worming Day
32 Budget / Plan for 2016-2017
33 State Level Coordination Committee Meeting on NDD FEB.2017
34 Revised Reporting Format
35 Reporting Format