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Questioning the evidence on hookworm eradication in the American South

Summary Four of GiveWell's top charities support deworming---the mass distribution of medicines to children in poor countries to rid their bodies of schistosomiasis, hookworm, and parasites. GiveWell's recommendation relies primarily on research from western Kenya finding that deworming in childhood boosted income in adulthood. GiveWell has also placed weight on a study by Hoyt Bleakley of the hookworm eradication effort in the American South 100 years ago.
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