August 23,2017
School-age children in India receive albendazole treatments for possible STH infections as part of Evidence Action-supported mass deworming exercise. Photo credit: Evidence Action. By Grace Hollist...
March 7,2017
Women and girls line up during a mass treatment campaign for NTDs in Nepal.  Photo credit: Louise Gubb/RTI International Kalpana Bhandari's  work at ENVISION  describes her personal experience with roundworm as a small child living in a village in Nepal.  Kalpana shares the story of her aunt, Ganga Acharya, and her work as a community health volunteer at the center of Nepal's fight against NTDs. In Nepal and around the world, Bhandari credits the enormous...
February 27,2017
Read the January 2017 CWW Quarterly Dose here!
January 23,2017
STH Advisory Committee Publishes 2016 Recommendations Read the full summary notes and recommendations here. The STH Advisory Committee continues its role as a primary voice shaping STH programming and research. In support of the 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) goal of eliminating STH as a public health problem, the Committee considers parasitologic monitoring as “the most important way to assess progress toward this goal.” While 59% of all children requiring preventive chemotherapy (i...
December 7,2016
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)[1] and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) are first and second overall in the Access to Medicine Index (ATMI), which ranks the degree to which pharmaceutical companies have made their medicines accessible to people in low and middle-income countries. The biennial ranking was announced on November 14 by the Access to Medicine Foundation, which published its first such ranking in 2008. “The ranking provides the big picture – which company is best, overall, at mobilizing to re...
December 1,2016
Experts issue a call to strengthen the global strategy against soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis. Eighteen NTD experts, including CWW Scientific Advisor David Addiss, call for revisions of the global strategy for treating STH and schistosomiasis in a recent publication. They recommend changing the current strategy of treating children to treating communities to reduce morbidity and reinfection. The authors stress the need for guidance tailored to meet specific programmatic goals...
November 18,2016
Without available quality medicines and supplies, treating  neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is an impossiblity. As with any public health program, effective intervention delivery relies on the right materials reaching the right people at the right place and time. Supply chains make program implementation possible. The appropriate use of technology is an important enabler of effective supply chain management. To foster effective NTD supply chain efforts, including through the use of appro...
November 3,2016
Date: October 15, 2016   Historically, neglected tropical diseases have received few resources and little attention despite the magnitude of human suffering they cause. In recent years, health has been identified as a human right,[1] and in the Americas, national governments are responding to the rights-based call.   In August in Lima, Peru, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) convened representatives from 17 countries in the Americas to increase attention and actio...
September 21,2016
PRESS RELEASE New Director of Children Without Worms, Dr. Rubina Imtiaz ATLANTA, GA September 21, 2016   Children Without Worms (CWW), a program of the Task Force for Global Health, is pleased to share that Dr. Rubina Imtiaz has been selected as our new program director. In November 2016, Dr. Imtiaz will take over from Dr. David Addiss who has served as the Director since 2011. An internist by training, Dr. Imtiaz entered public health in 1984 when she joined the US Cent...
September 8,2016
Read our September 2016 edition of the CWW Quarterly Dose.  

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