Wormy Facts

Wormy Facts

Globally, 576.4 million children in need of treatment were reported as treated in 2018, corresponding to an estimated global coverage of 53.7%.

Wormy Facts

Wormy Facts

More than 1.5 billion people, nearly one-fourth of the world’s population, are infected with STH infections worldwide.

Wormy Facts

Wormy Facts

WHO defines STH as a public health problem when >2% of the at-risk population has infection of moderate or high intensity with one or more soil-transmitted helminths (roundworm, whipworm, or hookworm).

Wormy Facts

Wormy Facts

Globally, 576.4 million children in need of treatment were reported as treated in 2018, corresponding to an estimated global coverage of 53.7%.

Wormy Facts

Wormy Facts

Globally, 1,072,888,024 children needed treatment in 2018.

Our work focuses on three pillars:

  • Country Support

    We support and build the capacity of national STH programs to ensure effective and efficient delivery of interventions.

  • Partnerships & Advocacy

    We build consensus among a broad group of stakeholders and seek to minimize duplication of efforts in advancing STH interventions.

  • Technical Leadership

    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.

Our Purpose

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.”

We acknowledge the critical support of our core funding partners:

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The STH life cycle will continue unless transmission is broken. Stay tuned for more information on the DeWorm3 research study and how we are developing and testing effective strategies to interrupt the transmission of parasitic worms on a large scale. #NTD

Throwback to @TFGH 's CWW Deputy Director, Mariana Stephens, speaking at the inaugural TEDxAtlanta Women event about STH infection - a severe yet solvable global health problem, affecting about 1.5 billion people worldwide #STH #beatNTDs #NTD #stoptheworms https://tinyurl.com/37s3fx7c

featuring STH surveillance and deworming laboratory and program staff from @MOH_Kenya @NTDS_Kenya
during the Nov 2022 @CWWAtlanta @ITIatlanta @TFGH
visit to Narok County, Kenya #beatNTDs #sth #SDG17 #globalhealth

With the support of @JNJGlobalHealth , @CWWAtlanta at @TFGH helps country STH programs build effective deworming programs & capacity, so children have the opportunity to be healthy and can go to school, dream ahead and build bright futures. #stoptheworms #NTDs #WorldChildrensDay

Twitter feed video.With the support of @JNJGlobalHealth , @CWWAtlanta at @TFGH helps country STH programs build effective deworming programs & capacity, so children have the opportunity to be healthy and can go to school, dream ahead and build bright futures. #stoptheworms #NTDs #WorldChildrensDay
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We’ve donated more than 2 billion doses of medicine to treat intestinal worms, which often keep children from going to school in communities without access to clean water.

That means more children can play, laugh, learn and build bright futures.

In our support of deworming programs globally, today on World Toilet Day we highlight the role that a lack of toilets & healthy sanitation practices have on high risk communities that are susceptible to infection by #STH causing illness and poor quality of life #stoptheworms #NTD

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