mexico: more than just deworming
Our approach to eradicating parasitic intestinal worms is scientific, respectful & effective.
Scroll over the images to see each step of our multi-faceted approach to the eradication of parasitic hookworm in Oaxaca, Mexico:
our scientific and multi-faceted approach allows us to track results & acheive true eradication
proven successful: infection rate reduction
Working under the guidance of epidemiologist and Simply Smiles Board member Dr. Gil L'Italien as well as medical partners Nurse Bernarda Lopez Ordaz, Dr. Javier Coindreau, the Health Center at University of Connecticut, and EpiSource, we have worked to significantly reduce the infection rates in the region since 2013.
Read the latest, on-the-ground insights from Simply Smiles staff, volunteers, and medical experts about our medical work in the region: