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....
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. 
September 23,2014
Today in Paris, CWW colleagues Eric Strunz and David Addiss spoke at a meeting on soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) and schistosomiasis. The meeting was part of the NTD NGO Network (NNN) annual meeting, which brings together over seventy NGOs, donors and governmental agencies to advance the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). These two NTDs share many features: both are diseases of poverty caused by parasitic worms, are associated with poor sanitation, and...
September 18,2014
CWW staff are heading to Paris for a meeting on September 26th that will bring together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with members of the STH Coalition – a diverse group of partners committed to collaborative, cross-sectoral strategies for controlling soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH). STH affects the health and development of over 1 billion people worldwide. This gathering of NGO partners is the culmination of months of hard work to creat...
August 22,2014
Last week marked the celebration of International Youth Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about youth issues worldwide. Ensuring that young people are healthy and developing their full potential represents the heart of CWW’s mission. Our efforts to control and prevent soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections help to bolster the wellbeing of millions of children around the globe. Over 870 million children live in areas where STH are easily transmitted, putting them at ris...
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...
February 10,2014
In September 2013, CWW joined the WASHplus program of FHI 360 to conduct a USAID-sponsored assessment in Bangladesh of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and STH control landscapes. The assessment sought to identify opportunities for collaboration between stakeholders in the WASH and STH control sectors. Click "Read More" for the full article.   In Bangladesh, considerable achievements have been made in improving the health of the population over the past 25 years....
February 10,2014
In September 2013, CWW joined the WASHplus program of FHI 360 to conduct a USAID-sponsored assessment in Bangladesh of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and STH control landscapes. The assessment sought to identify opportunities for collaboration between stakeholders in the WASH and STH control sectors. In Bangladesh, considerable achievements have been made in improving the health of the population over the past 25 years. Infant and child mortality has declined drama...
September 27,2013
Panel on STH at the opening of UN General Assembly's 68th session Cross-posted from End the Neglect. By Deborah Elson. “What we want to do is produce quality of life for the people.” – H.E. John A. Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana (2001-2009) and Global Network NTD Special Envoy We have been anxiously awaiting the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) sixty-eighth kick-off session, “The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.” Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD...

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