​​​Launching the second phase of its deworming programme, the Government of Kenya aims to free children from harmful parasitic worm infections.

The programme is supported by Deworm the World, a cost-effective initiative treating school children for parasitic worms, which stunt development and impair education. Deworm the World is a Young Global Leaders initiative, which plans to bring cheap and effective deworming treatment to five million children worldwide for the next five years.

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos, Switzerland, Kenya launched the second phase of its national deworming programme aiming to treat five million children annually for the next five years.

Deworm the World is supported by the Partnership for Child Development, USAID,and The Children's Fund Foundation amongst others.

The programme was developed by the World Economic Forum's community of Young Global Leaders and has treated 37 million children worldwide to date. Prime Minister, Raila Amolo Odinga, of Kenya increased his commitment to the scheme during the Annual Meeting on Saturday 28th January, outlining the importance of grappling with the issue.

The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a World Economic Forum community of exceptional people under the age of 40 who actively work towards shaping a better future.

In the Indian state of Bihar, more than 17 million children were treated in 2011 alone, and the initiative aims to reach another 25 million children worldwide over the next four years.
    Watch the full discussion with panelists Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga and Sriram Raghavan, Chief Executive Officer of InKlude Labs, India and one of the Young Global Leaders who leads Deworm the World. 

    The discussion includes speakers:​
    • Jamie Cooper-Hohn, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation, United Kingdom
    • John Dutton, Deputy Head, Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
    • Raila Amolo Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya
    • Sriram Raghavan, Chief Executive Officer, InKlude Labs, India; Young Global Leader
    • Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development (USAID), USA; Young Global Leader.​