Deworm the World Featured at World Economic Forum in Davos

Deworm the World Featured at World Economic Forum in Davos

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Deworm the World was featured on January 27th, 2012 at a World Economic Forum event in Davos. This press conference highlighted key achievements of this Young Global Leader initiative and featured exciting new commitments from partners to improve the lives of millions of children through school-based deworming.

This is a thrilling new era for neglected tropical diseases, with Deworm the World and our global partners coming together on January 27th in Davos and Monday, January 30th at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation special event “Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases” in London.  

The live stream was available at the World Economic Forum at 1pm CET / 12pm GMT/ 7am EST at

Deworm the World joined together with the Government of Kenya, USAID, and The Children's Investment Fund Foundation at the event, to find out how we can make a difference in the fight against worms.

More details below:

A YGL Initiative: Deworm the World

Friday 27 January; 13:00 - 13:30 CET
Congress Centre, Press Conference Room

The Deworm the World initiative of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders improves the education and health of school-age children across the globe by supporting governments and development partners to expand school-based deworming programs. Building on its success in Kenya and India, plans were presented to expand the initiative to other countries. 

The session included: 


  • Raila Amolo Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya 
  • Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development (USAID), USA 
  • Jamie Cooper-Hohn, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), United Kingdom 
  • John Dutton, Deputy Head, Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum, Switzerland 
  • Sriram Raghavan, Chief Executive Officer, InKlude Labs, India; Young Global Leader; and Deworm the World Board Member

Moderated by 

  • Kai Bucher, Associate Director, Media, World Economic Forum, USA


January 26, 2012