More than 1.5 billion people, nearly one-fourth of the world’s population, are infected with STH infections worldwide.
In 2018, an estimated 762.4 million school-aged children (SAC) were estimated to need PC for STH in 94 countries or territories.
Globally, 576.4 million children in need of treatment were reported as treated in 2018, corresponding to an estimated global coverage of 53.7%.
In 2019, 94 countries needed preventive chemotherapy (PC) for STH, based on prevalence.
Globally, 1,072,888,024 children needed treatment in 2018.
We envision a world in which all at-risk people are healthy and free of intestinal worms so they can develop to their full potential.
Our work focuses on three pillars:
We support and build the capacity of national STH programs to ensure effective and efficient delivery of interventions.
We build consensus among a broad group of stakeholders and seek to minimize duplication of efforts in advancing STH interventions.
We provide scientific leadership to advocate for evidence-based approaches for the control of intestinal worm infections.
Who We Are
Children Without Worms (CWW) is a program of the Task Force for Global Health, that aims to accomplish the vision of a world free of intestinal worms, so that communities may thrive and develop to their full potential. CWW works closely with the World Health Organization, pharmaceutical donors, non governmental organizations, national implementing partners, and private-public coalitions. CWW’s strategy transitioned from one of drug donation, to country engagement, partnerships and advocacy, and technical leadership.
A world where communities are healthy and can reach their full potential
To enhance the health and development of communities by eliminating the morbidity associated with intestinal worm infections
We believe that a world free of the morbidity from intestinal worms is possible. By building on existing knowledge, goodwill, and generosity, we are committed to build the capacity of global health programs to reach this goal. The primary tenets of our strategy are fueled by integrity, serving as a catalyst for collaboration and collective action to participate in the strengthening of national Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) national programs, and responsiveness and flexibility to the needs of the global STH program. “You cannot educate kids who are not healthy. Uneducated adults cannot stay healthy.”
As a non-governmental organization (NGO) with non-state official actor status, we work closely alongside other NGOs, funding agencies, governmental organizations, and the WHO, among whom we are well recognized for our first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced in STH control.
CWW Director Paul Emerson facilitated the symposium titled “More Than a Guideline: Using the WHO 2030 NTD Road Map to End the Neglect of Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis” at the American Society … Read more CWW facilitates symposium at ASTMH Annual Meeting 2023
CWW collaborated with the Ministry of Health, Uganda on a publication titled “Prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Uganda: Results from population-based prevalence surveys in five districts” based … Read more CWW collaborates on new publication based on prevalence surveys in Uganda
CWW joins Bangladesh in celebrating the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis and Visceral Leishmaniasis
On November 7th, CWW Deputy Director Mariana Stephens joined CWW’s esteemed partners in Bangladesh in celebrating the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis and Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bangladesh. The event, held in … Read more CWW joins Bangladesh in celebrating the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis and Visceral Leishmaniasis