September 21,2016
PRESS RELEASE New Director of Children Without Worms, Dr. Rubina Imtiaz ATLANTA, GA September 21, 2016   Children Without Worms (CWW), a program of the Task Force for Global Health, is pleased to share that Dr. Rubina Imtiaz has been selected as our new program director. In November 2016, Dr. Imtiaz will take over from Dr. David Addiss who has served as the Director since 2011. An internist by training, Dr. Imtiaz entered public health in 1984 when she joined the US Cent...
September 4,2016
A key World Health Organization (WHO)-defined STH milestone is that 100% of countries requiring preventive chemotherapy (PC) for STH have NTD plans of action (POA) by 2015. To measure this indicator, between December 2014 and August 2015 CWW collected national NTD POAs from WHO, national programs, and implementing partners.  Read the NTD Plans of Action here >  Read the final report here >
August 19,2016
Nominations for NNN Vice-Chair   The Executive Committee is accepting nominations for Vice-Chair of the NTD NGDO Network (NNN).  The Vice-Chair will serve one two-year term and then move to the position of Chair and then Past-Chair.  Each term is for two years.  The Vice-Chair will support the Chair and other members of the Executive Committee to execute their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the NNN Terms of Reference. It is important to note that the NNN...
August 17,2016
Children Without Worms is pleased to announce that our parent organization, The Task Force for Global Health, based in Decatur, Georgia, USA, is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Hilton Humanitarian Prize, awarded by the Conrad H. Hilton Foundation. Children Without Worms is one of eight core Task Force for Global Health programs. The prize honors the over 30 years of work by The Task Force in the humanitarian sector. For the press release from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, please clic...
February 22,2016
Children Without Worms is excited to present the NTD Supply Chain Forum’s release of their first informational flyer, THE NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.  This flyer outlines the history of the NTD Supply Chain Forum and some of the key successes. Please feel free to pass this wonderful flyer along to others.
September 10,2015
If your organization is involved in deworming activities, please submit your data to the Global NGO Deworming Inventory by September 29, 2015. The Global NGO Deworming Inventory complements the World Health Organization (WHO) Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) Databank by collecting (district-level) data on NGO-administered deworming treatments. Specifically, it seeks to: Ensure the WHO-managed global reporting database accurately captures NGO-administered deworming treatments Quantify NGO...
August 7,2015
Like vaccines, deworming programs offer children living in communities without clean water and sanitation a foundation for improved health and a world of opportunity. 870 million children around the world are at risk from soil transmitted helminths (STH), or parasitic intestinal worms. Intestinal worms are diseases of poverty, endemic in communities with limited access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities. STH-related infections cause anemia, malabsorption of nutrients, diarrhea, a...
August 2,2015
During the last few days, intestinal worms have received a great deal of attention in the media. This attention was stimulated by the publication of a Cochrane Collaboration review on the benefits of mass deworming and a series of articles in the International Journal of Epidemiology that featured reanalysis of Miguel and Kremer’s 2004 article on the educational benefits of deworming. These articles were followed by a flurry of blogs, tweets, and op-eds in the public media, many with a sensation...
March 5,2015
In an open letter to the leaders from the Group of 7 (G7), NTD partners call for a scale-up of investment in order to close the $220 million global annual funding gap for NTD treatment. Read the letter here. 

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