Children Without Worms was established in 2006 as a partnership between Johnson and Johnson and the Task Force for Global Health. GSK joined this partnership in 2012 with its donation of albendazole.
Country Engagement Strategy
We empower national NTD programs to make evidence-driven decisions for program improvements through technical assistance. Our current engagement with the national STH and NTD programs in Bangladesh and Kenya exemplifies our country engagement strategy.
In 2018, we developed a comprehensive Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to assist national programs and partners in developing context-specific solutions for monitoring and evaluating STH interventions. We consider the framework to be a living document and invite your feedback and comments.
NTD Supply Chain Strengthening
We support the NTD Supply Chain Forum and helped develop and pilot a database called NTDeliver to track requests and shipments of donated drugs for STH and other NTDs.
Ministries of health and other partners use this database to help ensure the right drugs are in the right place at the right time.
Partnerships and Advocacy
Eliminating STH as a public health problem worldwide is challenging and complex. That is why CWW focuses on partnerships and advocacy. Working together, we can achieve action across sectors to eliminate suffering from intestinal worm infections.
STH Coalition members accelerate progress towards intestinal worm control and elimination
CWW forges strong, action-oriented partnerships and advocates for STH control. We began as a partnership and continue to foster collaboration with others in the STH community through the STH Coalition. The Coalition is a partnership of over 50 organizations working to scale-up, improve the effectiveness of existing efforts, and ultimately achieve global World Health Organization milestones.
CWW collaborates with national NTD control programs on research and dissemination of findings in peer-reviewed publications, identifies operational research questions, partners with WHO and other organizations to facilitate rapid adoption of research findings, and supports impact assessments of STH interventions in the field.
Because of our expertise in STH and long-established collaborative relationships with partners, CWW is uniquely suited to provide technical and scientific leadership to the STH community.
CWW serves as the secretariat for the STH Advisory Committee: an independent, international group of experts in parasitology, epidemiology, child health, education, and public health programming. The STH Advisory Committee provides technical and scientific advice on STH control to donors, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and nongovernmental and governmental implementers.
Supply Chain Forum
We facilitate the activities of the NTD Supply Chain Forum and helped develop and pilot a database called NTDeliver to track requests and shipments of donated drugs for STH and other NTDs. Ministries of health and other partners use this database to help ensure the right drugs are in the right place at the right time.
Partnership and collaboration have been key tenets for Children Without Worms (CWW) since our inception in 2006. Those tenets are best personified by our team of compassionate, committed staff members.
Paul Emerson, PhD
Interim DirectorFull bio
Mariana Stephens, MPH
Deputy DirectorFull bio
Associate Director for Partnerships & CommunicationsFull bio
Sanjaya Dhakal, PhD
Cara Tupps, MScPH
Associate Director of ProgramsFull bio
Program AssistantFull bio
Communications InternFull bio