Posted: November 10, 2022
STH Programs at 2022 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting
October 31 - November 2, 2022 | Seattle, Washington, USA
“A world free of tropical infectious diseases”, the vision of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, is what Children Without Worms aspires to help countries achieve. From October 31 – November 3, the 2022 ASTMH Annual Meeting took place in Seattle, WA, USA, bringing together the largest gathering of scientific organizations of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. Among past and existing STH control and elimination programs supported by CWW, Uganda and Kenyan ministries of health have STH programs that have made great efforts towards surveillance and preliminary control of STH infection in endemic districts. To showcase their ongoing efforts over recent years, Prudence Beinamaryo from the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Dr. Paul Kibati from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and Vector Borne Disease Control Unit, and Dr. Kristin Sullivan from CWW, presented abstract posters covering surveillance and geospatial mapping & analysis methods, and next steps to strive for elimination of morbidity from STH infection.
Prudence Beinamaryo shared with conference attendees Uganda MOH’s exemplary work with poster “Prevalence and Intensity of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Five Districts in Uganda following 20 years of Deworming” at 2022. Dr. Paul Kibati shared with peer scientists and experts Kenya MOH’s impressive findings with poster “Prevalence and intensity of soil transmitted helminth infections in Narok County, Kenya: Evidence from programme monitoring”.
After engaging in discussions of epidemiological methods and global health & equity programming, the team left with insights and ideas to continue to work to Stop the Worms and Break the Transmission of STH. We look forward to the 2023 ASTMH Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, USA, to share more on STH control and elimination progress made by our country partners and implementers.