De-worming, Handwashing and Oral Care Promotion Programme (DOHCA)

Studies have shown that over 400million School aged children worldwide are infected with parasitic worms which can lead to stunted growth, diarrhea and cholera. The DOHCA will reach children with information on deworming, hand washing and oral care promotion. Hand washing is an important public health tool in controlling these diseases by inculcating proper use of soap/ash. In order to support government in reducing the spread of communicable disease, ERS will seek to reduce to its barest minimum the cases of worm infestation and introduce hand washing as a habit to promote oral care o children.