April 24,2012
Children Without Worms (CWW) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) recently announced their formal partnership. Now, with commitments for donations from GSK and CWW founder Johnson & Johnson, a combined 600 million doses of deworming medications will be available each year to treat school-age children around the world who are at risk for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection. Plus, at the London Declaration on NTDs in late January, both companies pledged to extend these commitments through 202...
April 24,2012
In 2011, Izumi Foundation awarded CWW a grant to help Bolivia's Ministry of Health and Sport (MSyD) develop and implement an STH control pilot project. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was asked to participate in the project due to their success with a similar project done in 2008 to address fasciola infection. The STH control project, designed around the assumption that infection rates strongly relate to the ecological conditions of an area, will start by mapping "ecoregions."...
May 26,2011
The Izumi Foundation provides assistance to improve the health of some of the world’s poorest people who live in developing countries. Recently, the Foundation awarded its 2011 grants to several countries, including Nicaragua and Bolivia. In Nicaragua, the grant award will be used to strengthen the health education component of the country’s existing soil-transmitted helminths (STH) control program. In Bolivia, the grant award will enable the country to implement a pilot project for a mass...
January 28,2011
CWW attended UNICEF's Call to Action for WASH in Schools event in Washington DC to learn what we can all do to ensure school children around the world have adequate water and sanitation facilities in their schools. (Pictured to left: Attendee at launch of Global Call to Action for WASH in Schools. Photo Credits: Ellyn Walter, Water Advocates)       With the school year underway for millions of children around the world, the continued lack of adequate water and...

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