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

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