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National Deworming Day 2024: History, Significance and Theme

National Deworming Day 2024: National Deworming Day (NDD) is an annual initiative in India and is launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). It aims to address the issue of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) among children. In 2024, The next National Deworming Day will be celebrated on February 10 (Saturday). The main purpose of the day is to make every child between the ages of one and 19 years across the country free from intestinal worms.

  • This year, the National Deworming Day campaign will be conducted between 10th February and 16th February in schools and villages through Anganwadi centers.

National Deworming Day (NDD): History

  • In February 2015, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare started National Deworming Day in 277 districts across 11 states and Union territories (UTs) including Haryana, Karnataka, Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Tripura.

National Deworming Day Theme 2024

  • The theme 2024 for National Deworming Day has not been announced yet.

The potential themes for NDD 2024 could be:

  • “Eliminate STH: Invest in a healthier future for children.”
  • “Together, we can deworm our future.”
  • “STH-free children: A healthy and productive workforce for India.”
  • “Education starts with good health: Deworming for a brighter future.”
  • “Empowering communities to break the cycle of STH infections.”

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