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The Worm Wagon - Educating the public about worm infections

Researchers at The University of Manchester, assisted by BBSRC-funded PhD students, developed ‘The Worm Wagon’: a series of mobile workshops aimed at engaging people with their research on parasitic worm infections.

Data breakout

840M Children worldwide require preventative treatment for soil-transmitted worm infections
70 Engagement events about parasitic worm infections
300K People attended the engagement events
44K Downloads of the researchers’ online video resources

The group have now run over 70 engagement events, engaging with more than 300,000 people. The group’s online video resources have been downloaded over 44,000 times.

Funding from a BBSRC Schools Regional Champion Award allowed the researchers to develop an infection and immunology course for non-native English speakers to address misunderstandings about worm infections and encouraging the uptake of anti-worm therapies. These classes continue and have recently been developed into an online distance learning course.

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