Intestinal parasitic worm infections are a major cause of health problems in warm climates. These infections are especially devastating in children, who experience malnutrition (due to the energy consumed by the parasites) resulting in anemia, fatigue, and learning and developmental problems.
The STOP – Peru program (Support Treatment of Parasites) treats children in the slums of Pucallpa for intestinal worm infections, as part of Pure Art Foundation’s commitment to allowing as many children as possible to access a sustainable education.
For only a few dollars per child, per year, the infection is treated bi-annually, as recommended by the WHO. Additionally, the child receives vitamin and iron supplements to expedite recovery. This inexpensive and highly-effective treatment provides the health that any child needs to attend a sustained, uninterrupted education, and to reach the brighter future it allows.