October 11,2018
Please join CWW for their presentation of two posters at the 2018 American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presentations will be on view on Monday, October 29.  ​The accepted poster presentations are summarized below: Global Trends in Preventative Chemotherapy for Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis, with a focus on Pre-school age children Using the publicly available World Health Organization Preventative Chemotherapy database,...
October 3,2018
Services. The Request for Consultancy (RFC) covers the provision of technical assistance to help develop training materials for national soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) control programs. The training materials will cover data collection using a population-based survey methodology. The survey is a program monitoring tool. The Contractor will perform the Work described herein for and with the Task Force for Global Health’s Children Without Worms program (CWW). A detailed description of the wo...
September 12,2018
Job Class Code:  ETS317                                                EEO Code: Professional Non-Faculty     Status:  Non-exempt                   ...
July 31,2018
        Associate Director, Partnerships and Communications (TF)   Job Class Code: XA63                                                         EEO Code:  Professional Non-Facul...
June 21,2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it will soon have available a chewable formulation of Vermox™ (mebendazole). The new child-friendly drug formulation, developed and produced by Johnson & Johnson, will be donated to national ministries of health for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in preschool-age children (1-4 years old). This will be the first time that ministries of health can obtain donated drugs for control of STH in preschool age children (...
June 1,2018
Nearly 20 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the risk soil-transmitted helminthiasis poses to women of reproductive age (WRA). Blood loss from STH, particularly from hookworm infections, has been amply demonstrated to cause severe morbidity and exacerbate maternal mortality through anemia. As a result, WHO recommended, in 1994, that deworming of this risk group be part of STH control efforts.[1] Children Without Worms (CWW) has helped expand global STH control efforts t...
May 14,2018
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provides technical and scientific expertise for programs in the areas of communicable disease, chronic disease and environmental epidemiology. Designs, conducts and reports on the epidemiological study of diseases, collects and analyzes data and develops health education materials. Manages and participates in investigations and surveys that have national and international impact. Conducts program research and prepares operational and statistical reports. May write publishab...
May 1,2018
A groundbreaking new test to detect drug resistance in intestinal worms is expected to be ready for proof of concept testing early next year. This test could help large-scale treatment programs identify resistance before it takes hold within a population. Intestinal worms cause soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), a neglected tropical disease that affects more than a billion people in some of the poorest and hardest to access areas of the world. The Task Force program Children Without Wor...
February 26,2018
With the 2012 launch of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), stakeholders from across the globe resolved to control, eliminate, or eradicate 10 NTDs by 2020. As outlined in the recently-published London Declaration’s 5th Progress Report, those efforts have surpassed a major milestone: delivery of treatment, for at least one NTD, to more than 1 billion people in a single year.   Despite immense challenges, tremendous progress has been made against soil-tr...

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