n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Sacred cows : editor's comment

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Regular deworming of children in the developing world is a simple, inexpensive way to improve not only the health of children, but to improve their brain power and increase their educational and employment prospects - yes? Actually, no - if you look at the evidence. But the idea is so deeply entrenched in the minds of doctors, scientists and funders alike that the number of international organisations that support deworming as a development initiative and not simply as a health measure is huge.

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