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...
February 23,2018
  Collaboration with STH Coalition Partners and STH Experts yields important progress Experts are concerned about the potential emergence of drug resistance in the parasites that cause soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), a disease infecting over one billion people. During their annual meeting last November the STH Advisory Committee, an independent body of experts, called for donors and others to support new research in this critical area.   Although drug resistan...
January 26,2018
Please join the STH Coalition for the first quarterly operational research call of 2018! If you did not receive an invitation, please send our coalition an email to register. 
December 6,2017
News reports swirled before Thanksgiving that a North Korean defector had 10-inch long parasitic worms (Ascaris lumbricoides) removed from his stomach after fleeing to the south. While shedding light on the poor health conditions in the country, the story also brought attention to a significant global health problem that affects as many as 1.5 billion people and causes a host of negative health effects, especially in children. The Task Force’s Children Without Worms (CWW) program is work...
August 25,2017
Read the August 2017 CWW Quarterly Dose Newsletter here!
August 23,2017
STH Coalition partners, and increasingly ministry of health-led national STH programs it supports, aim to achieve the WHO-defined goal of eliminating STH as a public health problem by 2020. To achieve this important goal, the Coalition advocates for a comprehensive approach to STH control. Such an approach relies, in part, on clear governmental policies. These policies may be directly related to STH control; for example, a policy on child health clearly states the government’s goal for STH contr...
August 23,2017
It’s an oft-quoted adage that “if you can't measure it, you can't manage it.” Nowhere is that maxim more firmly embraced than among the constellation of STH Coalition as they collectively advance the global goal of “elimination of STH as a public health problem.” The WHO defines elimination of STH as a public health problem as achieving a prevalence of moderate-to-heavy STH infection of less than 1% among pre-school age children (1-4 years) and school-age children (5-14 years), key at-risk...
August 15,2017
NTD NGDO Network (NNN) Annual Meeting, Dakar, Senegal, September 28-30 Policy Assessment workshop (time TBD) Data Improvement workshop (time TBD) STH Coalition Meeting (September 30, 2:00-5:00 PM) Read more about the Coalition-hosted NNN workshops here.  STH Advisory Committee Meeting, Baltimore, USA, November 1-2
July 17,2017
Read the April 2017 CWW Quarterly Dose here!

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