...I felt really sick, I had a bellyache, I couldn’t concentrate on the courses at school and I couldn’t help my parents with the work at home. But, since being de-wormed... I feel better. No more pain in my stomach, no more trouble in school and I can work at home. I am strong now; I have more strength to protect myself against other diseases like malaria and TB. I really feel healthy. We hope that the programme can go ahead with all their efforts and their contribution to provide good health conditions to the entire population."
Higiro Janvier, of Kirundo, is just one of the 8.6 million people who received de-worming tablets as a result of the NTD Control Initiative in Rwanda and Burundi.