With and through our partners, CWW provides technical and scientific leadership to the STH control and the wider neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) communities.
CWW serves as the secretariat for the STH Advisory Committee, an independent, international group of experts in parasitology, epidemiology, child health, education, and public health programming. The STH Advisory Committee provides technical and scientific advice on STH control to donors, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and non-governmental and governmental implementers.
CWW promotes scientific collaboration by establishing relationships and networks among partners and serving as a technical resource to those partners. In addition, we remain committed to deepening the scientific understanding of the disease.
Through our technical leadership work, we address gaps in scientific knowledge in multiple ways including through the following:
Contribute to peer-reviewed publications on key STH policy and scientific issues.
Identify operational research questions and help partners implement effective research.
Partner with WHO to facilitate rapid adoption of research findings.
Encourage assessment of the impact of STH interventions in field settings, and promote evidence-based practices and approaches.
STH Advisory Committee
Our technical and scientific collaboration work is guided by the STH Advisory Committee, an independent group of experts. CWW serves as the secretariat for the STH Advisory Committee, which in turn advises the scientific community, endemic country programs, the STH Coalition, GlaxoSmithKline3, Johnson & Johnson, and others on strategic and technical aspects of STH control. The STH Advisory Committee addresses technical and scientific challenges and monitors progress in STH operational research and in monitoring and evaluation of STH programs.
The STH Advisory Committee also provides STH-related technical and scientific advice to the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group’s (STAG) working group on monitoring and evaluation, and advises the NTD Support Center on operational research priorities for STH control as part of its “Filling the Gaps” research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
CWW recently worked with the World Health Organization to create the technical guidelines for assessing STH epidemiology during lymphatic filariasis transmission assessment surveys. These are now being implemented in several countries.
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