The Dash-Study (Disease, Activity and Schoolchildren’s Health in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) scrutinises whether an infection with intestinal parasites seriously hampers physical fitness, cognitive performance and psychosocial health of schoolchildren in South Africa. Apart from a general assessment of communicable and non-communicable diseases, the health specialists analyse the impact of key interventions such as physical, nutritional or hygiene-related education programmes on overall child health. Over 1000 primary school-aged children from underprivileged schools near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, form part of the study. It is a joint research endeavour between the University of Basel, Swiss TPH and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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