In 2018, an estimated 762.4 million school-aged children (SAC) were estimated to need PC for STH in 94 countries or territories.
More than 1.5 billion people, nearly one-fourth of the world’s population, are infected with STH infections worldwide.
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).
Globally, 576.4 million children in need of treatment were reported as treated in 2018, corresponding to an estimated global coverage of 53.7%.
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.
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:
Think Globally, Act Locally Incorporating Data into STH Program Decisions 19th – 20th June, 2022 Since 2008, through successful implementation of school-based deworming programs throughout Bangladesh, the worm infestation rate has … Read more The Bangladesh STH (Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis) Summit 2022
Children Without Worms (CWW), a program of the Task Force for Global Health, are pleased to announce Dr. Paul Emerson, as incoming Director of Children Without Worms. Paul brings over … Read more Dr. Paul Emerson Appointed Director of Children Without Worms
New! CWW systematic review of global soil-transmitted helminthiasis prevalence and intensity studies
CWW is pleased to share a systematic literature review1 titled, “Qualitative systematic literature review of global soil-transmitted helminthiasis prevalence and intensity studies.” The literature review was undertaken to assess the … Read more New! CWW systematic review of global soil-transmitted helminthiasis prevalence and intensity studies