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 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...