Islamabad Capital Territory

Population At-Risk Of Intestinal Worms

# of at-risk districts School-Age Children Population
1 536,642

abc STH prevalence = or over 20%

abc STH prevalence under 20%


The Islamabad Deworming Initiative was launched in 2018 with the establishment of a multi-stakeholder committee which mandated the formulation of an implementation committee to be led by the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training 

Currently, the program is operationalized by the implementation committee under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training with representation from relevant health departments, District Authority, and World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, several education departments under the Ministry of Federal Education are contributing towards the implementation of the program including the Federal Directorate of Education, Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA), and Basic Education Community Schools (BECS). The District Health Office and Health Directorate of Capital Development Authority (CDA) are also engaged to provide health support to the program.

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Key Achievements 2023

The programmatic achievements for Islamabad Deworming Initiative can be determined by the targets achieved to date,
stakeholders successfully engaged, and public funding of the program committed by the government of Pakistan.


Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Rounds conducted till date


Achievements for 2023


Children treated


Therapeutic coverage


Health officials trained on adverse events



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Policy and Institutional Framework

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