Children Without Worms (CWW) provides technical assistance and resources to soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) control programs and guides STH research. Our technical assistance supports the World Health Organization (WHO) defined goal of eliminating STH as a public health problem. We build local capacity to successfully manage sustainable, impactful STH control efforts. In endemic countries, we work primarily with government STH programs to systematically identify gaps, mobilize resources, sustain appropriate planning and program management, and most importantly, effectively deliver interventions.
We convene stakeholders to identify needs and facilitate action on global challenges. We support sustained collaborations among members of the STH community through our roles as the secretariats of the STH Coalition and the STH Advisory Committee. The STH Coalition is an expanding multi-sectoral group of over 55 partners (as of September 1, 2016) committed to developing, implementing, and monitoring effective STH control activities. The STH Advisory Committee is an independent body of experts who provide technical and scientific advice on major barriers faced by national programs, implementers, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies.
CWW has helped lead a transformative event for national STH control programs: adoption of the WHO goal of eliminating morbidity caused by intestinal worm infections. CWW is ready to help countries which adopt the goal to operationalize the necessary planning, monitoring, and implementation.