Wormy Facts

Wormy Facts

In 2018, an estimated 762.4 million school-aged children (SAC) were estimated to need PC for STH in 94 countries or territories.

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

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

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

Wormy Facts

Wormy Facts

In 2019, 94 countries needed preventive chemotherapy (PC) for STH, based on prevalence.

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:

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