February 19,2019
Conducting an ICSPM survey in Bangldesh. Photo credit: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Bangladesh National deworming programs need high-quality data to scale-up interventions, streamline i...
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...
November 7,2017
Children Without Worms is looking for a Senior Program Associate. Please click here to view the full description. The position will support technical initiatives and operational functions of CWW: Technical Clean data and assist with data analyses based on CWW-developed, population-based program monitoring and epidemiologic surveys.  Create maps, using GIS data, and conduct other requested geospatial analyses based on the aforementioned program monitoring and epidemio...
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 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 Hollister, Evidence Action (STH Coalition partner) Parasitic worm infection, or soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), is one of the most prevalent causes of illness among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations, especially children. Close to a quarter of the world’s population is infected wi...
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!
May 11,2017
Children Without Worms and STH Coalition congratulate Dr. Edridah Muheki, the recipient of the Leadership Award which is a category of the Women in Focus Awards. She received the award during a ceremony held at the April 2017 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. Among her many contributions to NTD control and elimination, Edridah serves as a country representative for the STH Coalition’s leadership body.   The Women in Focus Awards cover four categories and...

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