The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Healthcare Board, in partnership with a pharmaceutical firm, Biomedical, has concluded plans to deworm about 16,800 pupils in Kwali Area Council, Abuja.
The exercise, which targets children between two and five years of age, will also be extended to 12 other states of the federation.
Flagging off the deworming exercise, organised by the FCT PHB in Kwali, at the weekend, the Marketing Manager of Biomedical, Watson Olojo, stressed the importance of deworming.
Worms are parasites that will deprive the children of the essential nutrients required for their physical and mental growth as well as good performance in school, he noted.
His words: “This programme targets pupils between ages two and five. Our company has been transformed from life-saver to life-enhancing. We also visit orphanages in our communities in Kwara State. We have done some community-related programmes.”