September 12,2018
Job Class Code:  ETS317                                                EEO Code: Professional Non-Faculty     Status:  Non-exempt                   ...
July 31,2018
        Associate Director, Partnerships and Communications (TF)   Job Class Code: XA63                                                         EEO Code:  Professional Non-Facul...
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...
May 14,2018
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provides technical and scientific expertise for programs in the areas of communicable disease, chronic disease and environmental epidemiology. Designs, conducts and reports on the epidemiological study of diseases, collects and analyzes data and develops health education materials. Manages and participates in investigations and surveys that have national and international impact. Conducts program research and prepares operational and statistical reports. May write publishab...
May 1,2018
A groundbreaking new test to detect drug resistance in intestinal worms is expected to be ready for proof of concept testing early next year. This test could help large-scale treatment programs identify resistance before it takes hold within a population. Intestinal worms cause soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), a neglected tropical disease that affects more than a billion people in some of the poorest and hardest to access areas of the world. The Task Force program Children Without Wor...
February 2,2018
The STH Advisory Committee is an independent group of experts in the areas of policy, strategy, research, and program implementation related to soil-transmitted helminthiasis control. Individual STHAC members are specialists in child health, clinical medicine, diagnostic sciences, education, epidemiology, parasitology, public health program implementation, spatial statistics, and water, sanitation and hygiene. As the technical and scientific arm of the STH Coalition, the STHAC holds an...
January 26,2018
Please join the STH Coalition for the first quarterly operational research call of 2018! If you did not receive an invitation, please send our coalition an email to register. 
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...

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