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Deworming Kenya: Translating Research into Action (A)

Posted: 18 Apr 2012  

Nava Ashraf

Harvard Business School

Neil Shah

Independent

Rachel Gordon

Harvard Business School

Date Written: April 5, 2010

Abstract

Karen Levy and her colleague, Margaret Ndanyi, have spent the last six months planning and preparing for a national Kenyan program to target school children most at risk for parasitic worm infection. One week after its launch, the program seemed to be going well but Ndanyi and Levy knew that it still needed to be administered in almost 40 districts at thousands of schools. They wondered: Would they meet their goal of deworming over three million school children before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2009? Would they be able to do it for less than $0.50 per child?

Learning Objective:
To understand the challenges involved in turning research into policy especially at a national level.

Suggested Citation

Ashraf, Nava and Shah, Neil and Gordon, Rachel, Deworming Kenya: Translating Research into Action (A) (April 5, 2010). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Case No. 910-001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2041331

Nava Ashraf (Contact Author)

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Neil Shah

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Rachel Gordon

Harvard Business School ( email )

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Boston, MA 02163
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