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...
September 8,2016
Read our September 2016 edition of the CWW Quarterly Dose.  
January 7,2016
STH Advisory Committee Recommendations Oct 2015
January 7,2016
Paraguay’s National Guidelines
March 6,2015
Evidence Action, together with more than 90 other organizations, co-signed an open letter to the leaders of the G7 countries to urge them to support ending neglected tropical diseases including parasitic worms. Despite growing awareness about the human and economic costs of neglected tropical diseases, there is a $220 million global annual funding gap for treatment. This stands in the way of reaching the 2020 treatment targets the World Health Organization has established....
February 10,2014
To promote increased collaboration between the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and neglected tropical disease (NTD) sectors, a new set of tools is now available to provide WASH practitioners with information about how their work prevents NTDs. The toolkit is comprised of country-specific manuals, an e-course, and a dedicated website available at www.washntds.org. Click “Read More” for the full article.   A set of new tools--a manual, an e-course, and a website--is no...

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