Parasite eradication, Oaxaca, Mexico
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 & achieve true eradication
proven successful: infection rate reduction
Working under the guidance of epidemiologist and Simply Smiles Board member Dr. Gil L'Italien, with support from medical professionals from the local community in southern Oaxaca (nurses Bernarda Lopez Ordaz and Yael Lopez Ruiz, as well as Dr. Guadalupe Yanet Rivera Castellanos), Dr. Javier Coindreau of Pfizer, EpiSource (an organization that supports pharmacoepidemiology studies), and the University of Connecticut Health Center, we have worked to significantly reduce the parasitic infection rate in the region since 2013.
prevention: completed latrine projects
Click on the map to explore the 137 completed latrine projects in Oaxaca, Mexico - funded by our Simply Smiles donors! We will continue to add to this map as we complete more latrines.
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