Deworm the World will be featured tomorrow at a World Economic Forum event in Davos. This press conference will highlight key achievements of this Young Global Leader initiative and feature exciting new commitments from partners to improve the lives of millions of children through school-based deworming.

We are in a thrilling new era for neglected tropical diseases, with Deworm the World and our global partners coming together this Friday in Davos and Monday, January 30 at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation special event "Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases" in London. Help us to kick off the momentum by watch the panel discussion . For those who can't watch the live stream we'll be live tweeting at @dewormtheworld

We hope you can join us and the Government of Kenya, USAID, and The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, to find out how together we can make a difference in the fight against worms.

A YGL Initiative: Deworm the World

Friday 27 January 13:00 - 13:30 CET
Congress Centre, Press Conference Room

The Deworm the World initiative of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders improves the education and health of school-age children across the globe by supporting governments and development partners to expand school-based deworming programs. Building on its success in Kenya and India, plans will be presented to expand the initiative to other countries. The session will include: Speakers
  • Raila Amolo Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya
  • Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development (USAID), USA
  • Jamie Cooper-Hohn, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), United Kingdom
  • John Dutton, Deputy Head, Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
  • Sriram Raghavan, Chief Executive Officer, InKlude Labs, India; Young Global Leader; and Deworm the World Board Member
  • Moderated by
  • Kai Bucher, Associate Director, Media, World Economic Forum, USA

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