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Second Copenhagen Consensus: Deworming Best Practice, Hall Horton

By Andrew Hall & Sue Horton

In the Copenhagen Consensus 2008 the Expert panel ranked five nutritional interventions among the top ten of 30 proposals to answer the question, what would be the best ways of advancing global welfare? Deworming and other nutrition programmes in school were ranked as the sixth best intervention overall, considering their potential benefit:cost ratio, anticipated feasibility and the sustainability of the intervention.