LCNTDR logo Ananti-schistosomiasis campaign has been launched by the Yemeni Government which will target 45% of Yemen's 24 million population aged six years and up.
According to the World Heath Organization, Yemen suffers from a high disease burden of schistosomiasis, with three million people estimated to be infected and there being 600,000 severe chronic cases.


Schistosomiasis is a Neglected Tropical Disease which can negatively affect all aspects of a child's development: their health, nutrition, cognitive development, learning and educational access and achievement.


The programme, financed by the World Bank, will cover 160 districts in governorates and was offically launched on Sunday 10 May.
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