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...
May 11,2012
The Public Health and Environment (PHE) Program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently added WASHED activities to their traditional wildlife and habitat conservation efforts in the richly biodiverse Jengi region of Cameroon. This work is supported by a grant from Johnson & Johnson.   Children Without Worms (CWW) advocates for a comprehensive approach to soil-transmitted helminths (STH) control by promoting the WASHED framework, which includes potable water, sanitation, hy...
May 11,2012
CWW, Helen Keller International (HKI), and the Cambodian government collaborated on a project that developed a primary school health curriculum to better promote hygiene to break the cycle of infection. In 2004, 6 years ahead of schedule, Cambodia became the first country to reach the World Health Organization's target of reaching 75 percent of at-risk school-age children with regular deworming treatment by 2010. Cambodia's school-based deworming program currently reaches nearly 2.5 mil...
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."...
January 30,2012
1/30/12 - CWW joins partners for the London Declaration on NTDs, a historic public-private effort to control or eliminate 10 NTDs by 2020. On January 30, Children Without Worms (CWW) attended the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to lend support for accelerating progress towards the control and elimination of 10 NTDs by 2020, including soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). During the London Declaration, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Healt...

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