Our Work


From our inception in 2006, Children Without Worms (CWW) has been focused on eliminating the suffering caused by soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), commonly known as intestinal worm infections. From 2007 – 2013, CWW primarily served as a drug donation program, facilitating more than 176 million Vermox™ deworming treatments, donated by Johnson & Johnson, to school-age children at risk of STH in 14 countries.

In April 2014, CWW’s role in the STH community expanded when we were named Secretariat of the STH Coalition, a growing multi-sectoral organization made up of partners committed to controlling STH around the world.

CWW’s role has shifted and grown to that of a convener and collaborator, pulling together influential organizations and individuals working in STH control. Our work focuses on four pillars of STH control: Country Support, Partnerships & Advocacy, Knowledge Management, and Technical & Scientific Collaboration.

Country Support
  • Building capacity
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Breaking the cycle of transmission
  • Linking governments with NGOs
& Advocacy
  • Forging strong partnerships focused on STH control
  • Advocating for STH control
  • Managing the Secretariat for the STH Coalition
  • Sharing information and fostering collaboration
  • Connecting available data with the people who need it
  • Creating valuable resources, such as the Partners Map
Technical & Scientific Collaboration
  • Collaborating on and contributing to peer-reviewed publications
  • Identifying operational research questions
  • Partnering with WHO to facilitate rapid adoption of research findings
  • Encouraging assessment of the impact of STH interventions in field settings

Our Work

CWW is committed to supporting comprehensive control of STH in endemic countries. Our Country Support work focuses on building capacity, monitoring and evaluation, breaking the cycle of transmission, and linking governments with NGOs.

CWW forges strong and productive partnerships and advocates for STH control. We started as a partnership and have continued fostering collaboration with others in the STH control community through our work managing the STH Coalition and the STH Advisory Committee.

CWW’s Knowledge Management work is focused on sharing information, fostering collaboration, and connecting the data that’s out there with the people who need it for their work. We carefully curate information about STH and create tools to enable our partners to better organize and share information about STH control.

Through our Technical and Scientific Collaboration work, CWW collaborates on and contributes to peer-reviewed publications on STH policy, identifies operational research questions, partners with WHO to facilitate rapid adoption of research findings, and encourages assessment of the impact of STH interventions in field settings.