In 2009, more than 5 million Kenyan schoolchildren were at risk of parasitic worm infections. Parasitic worms compete for the nutrients that children need to survive and thrive. Worm infections can impair cognitive growth, decrease school attendance, and even affect children’s long-term earning potential. The debilitating impact of worm infections can last a lifetime. For many years, worm infections were so common among children in Kenya that people considered them to be a rite of passage....
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