Monthly Archives: September 2020

Video highlights Bangladesh’s success in fighting intestinal worms

CWW is delighted to share a new video that showcases our collaborative efforts to control and prevent intestinal worm infections in Bangladesh. Working in close partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh, and other partners for over 10 years, CWW has been supporting disease surveillance activities to improve the quality and range of public health interventions in endemic communities. The short video makes it evident that public health interventions such as intestinal worm control are the result of the dedicated efforts of public health professionals at different levels of the public health and education systems, including community health workers, medical officers, pharmacists, logisticians, school teachers, and community members like Ms. Mosammat Aleya, who talks about her experiences with the community-based deworming program in Saidpur, Bangladesh.

Our partnership in Bangladesh has been made possible through sustained funding from Johnson & Johnson, whose deworming drug donations since 2006 have scaled-up the global STH control program.

Watch the video here.

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Partners launch new initiative to protect against health emergencies

The Trinity Challenge is a new global initiative launched by 22 founding partners, including GSK, a CWW donor, to promote new and innovative ways of harnessing data and analytics to fight pandemics and prevent future health emergencies. This coalition of global partners will “work together to better protect the world against health emergencies.”

As part of this challenge, interested individuals and organizations are invited to submit impact-driven ideas on protecting health and economic systems from the threat of global health emergencies.

Formal applications for the challenge will open in early October and more information can be found here.

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STH Coalition Webinar presentations: Presentation by Andrew Kitchel

The August 2020 webinar featured presentations from Evidence Action, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Children Without Worms on M&E innovations by Kenya NTD partners to strengthen program data.

Click on the link below to access the presentation by Andrew Kitchel on “Coverage Validation during COVID-19: An Innovative and Cost-Effective Approach.”

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STH Coalition Webinar presentations: Presentation by Hugo Legge

The August 2020 webinar featured presentations from Evidence Action, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Children Without Worms on M&E innovations by Kenya NTD partners to strengthen program data.

Click on the link below to access the presentation by Hugo Legge from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on “Perspectives on community-wide mass drug administration for soil-transmitted helminths in KwaleCounty, Kenya.”

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STH Coalition Webinar presentations: Presentation by CWW

The August 2020 webinar featured presentations from Evidence Action, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Children Without Worms on M&E innovations by Kenya NTD partners to strengthen program data. Click on the link below to access the presentation by Cara Tupps and Sanjaya Dhakal from CWW on “Building NTD Capacity through Community-Wide Surveillance of STH & Schistosomiasis in Kenya.”

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