Today is the International Day of Rural Women, in recognition of this day we are featuring a guest blog from Kaitlin Davis, from She’s the First.

By: John O. Davies-Cole, PhD, MPH, Professor at The George Washington University

Another installment from our Worm of the Week series, courtesy of student campaigners from Boston University! Today we feature:

Hookworm affects more than 576 million people across the globe and contributes to an estimated 43 percent reduction in future wage earnings in areas where infected individuals reside.