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.