Monthly Archives: July 2019

STH Coalition webinar – World Bank Deworming presentation

Webinar presentation by the World Bank’s Deworming initiative and webinar recording

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July 2019 STH Coalition E-Blast

Dear STH Coalition members, 

Greetings from the STH Coalition secretariat! Here is a round-up of news and updates from our community.

Johnson & Johnson Extends Deworming Medicine Donation to 2025

Johnson & Johnson has extended their long-standing donation program to support global efforts to tackle intestinal worms by 5 years! Their commitment will ensure that 1 billion doses of VERMOX® CHEWABLE, the new pediatric version of the treatment, are provided in the 2021-2025 period to high-burden countries via donations to the World Health Organization.

Click here to learn more about this exciting news!

WHO Roadmap on NTDs Phase Two of Global Consultations

 

As of July 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) has entered the second phase of consultations in developing a new global Roadmap for the control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases. After presenting the first phase of feedback to WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG-NTD) in April, a revised document with proposed milestones is now ready for further consultation. For anyone who is interested, we highly encourage you to provide feedback.

NTD NGO Network Annual Conference Announcement

Registration is still open for the 2019 NTD NGO Network (NNN) Annual Conference in Liverpool, UK, September 17-19. The theme for this year is Our Vision Beyond 2020: Many Partners, One Voice. 

Will you be at this conference? Drop us a line at sthcoalition@taskforce.org or tweet us @STHCoalition so we can keep you updated on the disease-specific meetings!

Recent Publications

Mapping Soil-Transmitted Helminth Parasite Infection in Rwanda: Estimating Endemicity and Identifying At-Risk Populations
The role of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in reducing soil-transmitted helminths: interpreting the evidence and identifying next steps

Other Upcoming Events

World Water Week, 25-30 August 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
ASTMH 68th Annual Meeting, 20-24 November, 2019, National Harbor, Maryland

 

ICYMI – Deworming Campaigns Edition:
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STH Coalition, World Bank Webinar, July 31, 2019

Greetings from the STH Coalition Secretariat.

We are pleased to inform you that the next STH Coalition webinar, The World Bank Group’s strategy to control NTDs: Deworming Africa Initiative, is only a week away! Tune in on July 31st, 2019 at 12 PM EDT to hear Fernando Lavadenz, Senior Health Economist and Luis Osorio Florez, Health Consultant, of the World Bank Group discuss the Deworming Africa Initiative.   

Please feel free to forward this to other colleagues who might be interested in this webinar.

Here is the dial in information:

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1494180817

Or iPhone one-tap:
+17732319226,,1494180817#

Or Telephone:
Dial:
+1 773 231 9226
Meeting ID: 149 418 0817
International numbers available:
https://meetings.ringcentral.com/teleconference

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