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 Mo...
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...
April 10,2017
Participants of the second annual STH Coalition Action Group second, held in February 2017, identified 2017 Coalition focus areas including: robust monitoring of drug treatment coverage and disease prevalence and intensity of infection; and expanded access to quality generic drugs. Participants recognized the recent increases in drug coverage globally and the important reductions in disease resulting from preventive chemotherapy. These achievements are causes for optimism as we approach the 2020...
April 10,2017
March 28, 2017 - Dhaka, Bangladesh Worms remain a neglected disease worldwide despite the high prevalence of infection and low cost of effective treatment. The Government of Bangladesh is increasing its focus on the disease in the country. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) has expanded its targets for deworming from treating children from 5-11 years up to 16 years as part of their expanded efforts to eliminate the health effects of intestinal worm infections nationwide. The...
April 10,2017
Note: Dr. Addiss is the former Director of Children Without Worms and has long explored and written about the emerging field of ethics in public health. The term global health refers to a long list of issues, dozens of disciplines, innumerable ideas. But to David Addiss, one theme has gone conspicuously missing from the global discourse on global health -- “compassion.” Several years ago, the medical epidemiologist and recently departed director of CWW set out to explore the role of compassi...
April 10,2017
Global STH control: at a crossroads For more than a decade globally, programming to control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) has rightly focused on preventive chemotherapy with great success. Indeed, we’re pleased that the global community is on track to reach the World Health Organization (WHO) target of treating 75% of at-risk children with anthelmintic drugs by 2020. However, the number of endemic countries which are unlikely to reach the 75% target is cause for concern and r...

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