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 11,2018
Children Without Worms Program Associate, SR POSITION DESCRIPTION: Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities. Manages work plans that are designed to accomplish program goals and objectives, and implements changes for improvement and efficiency. Makes decisions on behalf of the program based on critical analyses of operational/statistical reports, financial data and budget forecasts, and outside trends and factors related to...
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...