Wormy Facts

Wormy Facts

In 2018, an estimated 310.5 million preschool-aged children (pre-SAC) were estimated to need PC for STH in 94 countries or territories.

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, 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

WHO defines STH as a public health problem when >1% 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

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

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.

We acknowledge the critical support of our core funding partners:

Recent News

Follow Us on Social Media

"We need a repository of information that resonates with the youth of today so that they can go out and help [to #beatNTDs more effectively]. There is a great opportunity to work with the @NTD_NGOs to create this repository." - @ThokoPooley, Dir. of @CombatNTDs
#NTDs #NTDFreeGen

It's been over eight years since the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases was signed in 2012. The achievements made since then have been staggering. Here, we list ten major steps forward in the fight to #beatNTDs: https://bit.ly/2U6vAQe #EndTheNeglect

Great to hear the experience of Bangladesh Scouts @bdscouts, Uniting to Combat NTDs @CombatNTDs and the Canadian NTD Network @Can_NTDs on engaging youth on #NTDs and creating new ambassadors and leaders. As @ThokoPooley says: "Let’s consider young people as leaders for today!"

"The pandemic threatens to disrupt other urgent health challenges including NTDs. #COVID19... gives us an opportunity to think fresh about the world could and should be. It reminds us that health is not a luxury item. It is fundamental to development." - @DrTedros @WHO #beatNTDs

Load More...