On October 13, The Hindu profiled Rajasthan's statewide school-based deworming efforts in advance of program rollout on October 15. The deworming program, which targets 16 million school-age and preschool children, is being carried out jointly by the state departments of Education, Health, and Women and Child Development. Â Deworm the World has provided technical assistance to the Government of Rajasthan in the development and rollout of this program through funding from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. The program also received support from UNICEF, particularly in the development of community sensitization strategies and materials, and was scheduled to coincide with Global Handwashing Day 2012 to further increase awareness.
October 16, 2012