June 13,2013
At last – Recognizing the Link between WASH and STH. Reflections on the importance of WASH for STH control in Latin America. By William Lin, Director of Worldwide Corporate Contributions at Johnson & Johnson (cross-posted from InterAction.org) The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) recently released a report on soil transmitted helminthes (STH) infection in the Americas and Caribbean, indicating that approximately 46 million children in that region alone are infect...
June 4,2013
Children Without Worms (CWW) has supported national Ministries of Health and Ministries of Education in implementing comprehensive programs to control soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). Eight years later, we are celebrating progress made with our partners and resolving to build on these accomplishments to support the achievement of long-term global STH control.  When Children Without Worms (CWW) was formed in 2006, our primary focus was the allocation and management...
April 9,2013
Celebrating progress towards better coordination and collaboration between the WASH and NTD sectors   Atlanta Symposium for World Water Day 2013 by Stephanie Ogden, WASH/NTD Coordinator Cross-posted from the International Trachoma Initiative On March 22, 2013 we raised glasses of clean water in celebration World Water Day, and to the importance of water access in human and environmental health and well-being. In addition to the official World Water Day events, Atlanta-b...
January 30,2013
The newest issue of the Quarterly Dose newsletter is now available. CWW is pleased to present our first newsletter of 2013. CWW Director Dr. David Addiss introduces us to this issue of the Quarterly Dose, which highlights the increased collaboration between the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and neglected tropical diseases (NTD) sectors. This issue also includes our first newsletter article available in both English and French, featuring the accomplishments of the Madagascar soil-...
October 19,2012
Read David Addiss's report on CWW's Technical Assistance Workshops. Regional Technical Assistance Workshops for Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis Control “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb   Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a bold new goal of eliminating soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) as a public health problem in children by 2020. Achieving this goal will require annual deworming...
October 19,2012
November 12: CWW and SCI co-hosting symposium at ASTMH on the impact of WASH for STH and schistosomiasis control.   Symposium Event at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 61st Annual Meeting Beyond MDA to Sustained Control of Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions Monday, November 12, 2012, 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia, USA For more information about...
September 7,2012
The importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities for NTD control is discussed at the NTD NGDO Network meeting in Sydney. WASH: The silent weapon against Neglected Tropical Diseases [Cross-posted from Toilet Tour Blog, author: Georgia Savage, WaterAid Australia. Read the full blog post here.] On Tuesday 4 September, colleagues from the Fred Hollows Foundation, the University of Queensland, SightSavers, Children Without Worms and WaterAid Australia stood before a r...
May 31,2012
In Uganda, the Ministry of Health is focusing on education and communication about STH control and prevention. Learn more about their activities and how they are working with CWW to publish and distribute some of these materials. The Bilharzia and Worm Control Program of the Ugandan Ministry of Health has created a cartoon strip to educate school-age children on how to prevent STH infections. It provides concise and relevant information in a format that is entertaining to children and i...
May 14,2012
Breaking the cycle of STH reinfection requires both treatment and prevention activities. Learn how CWW has included both types of activities for a more comprehensive approach to STH control.   Since its inception in 2006, the strategic focus of Children Without Worms (CWW) has been to promote comprehensive STH control to break the cycle of reinfection. This comprehensive approach includes both treatment and prevention activities. Four years later, CWW remains committed to making...

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