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Increasing efficiencies from integrating control and elimination programmes for soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis

Children Without Worms, secretariat of The Soil-transmitted Helminth (STH) Coalition, advocates for renewed efforts of collaboration with Global Schistosomiasis (SCH) Alliance and relevant stakeholders to scale up control programs for both STH and SCH in tandem. Although STH and SCH have their own distinguishable characteristics, especially related to their transmission, the medications commonly used for preventive chemotherapy are frequently administered together. This publication discusses continuation of co-administering these drugs as well as an improved integration framework to provide health systems with greater coordination and resource mobilization. Integrated approaches between STHs and SCHs will accelerate progress towards control/elimination and achievement of WHO NTD Roadmap targets.

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Post-intervention epidemiology of STH in Bangladesh: Data to sustain the gains

Dhakal, S., Karim, M.J., Kawsar, A.A., Irish, J., Rahman, M., Tupps, C., Kabir, A., Imtiaz, R. (2020). Post-intervention epidemiology of STH in Bangladesh: Data to sustain the gains. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14(12): e0008597. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008597 

 

 

 

 

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Qualitative systematic literature review of global soil-transmitted helminthiasis prevalence and intensity studies

Author Summary

STH prevalence and intensity measures form the basis of WHO goals and action thresholds for national programs in endemic countries. Considering the importance of these STH burden measures, we conducted a published literature review from 2006 (start of drug donations) through 2018 to study the quality and distribution of evidence. We grouped the resulting studies according to their possible utility and application towards tracking the WHO and national program progress. Results confirmed the paucity and diversity of study methods, challenging generalization across regions or even countries, and lost efficiency of sparse research resources in this area. We conclude by suggesting standardized approaches to guide research that is closely linked to program actions and can guide global policy and progress.

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COVID-19 in the least developed, fragile, and conflict-affected countries — How can the most vulnerable be protected?

Ebrahim, S. H., Gozzer, E., Ahmed, Y., Imtiaz, R., Ditekemena, J., Rahman, N. M. M., Schlagenhauf, P., Alqahtani, S. A., & Memish, Z. A. (2021). COVID-19 in the least developed, fragile, and conflict-affected countries—How can the most vulnerable be protected? International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 102, 381–388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.10.055

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2020 NTD Supply Chain Forum Meeting Report

CWW is delighted to share the 2020 NTD Supply Chain Forum Meeting Report!

Publication date: This report was disseminated in October 2020. Please contact Children Without Worms (cww@taskforce.org) with comments or questions.

Disclaimer: Inclusion of information in this report does not constitute ‘publication.’

Please click on the link below to access the report from the 2020 NTD Supply Chain Forum Meeting.

 

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STH By the Numbers – Mixed progress on preventive chemotherapy coverage among all children at risk of STH

A CWW analysis of STH treatment data

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Site Selection Guide for ICSPM

The “ICSPM Site Selection Guide” was developed to systematize the process of selecting which implementation sub-unit/s within a country would be most fitting for conducting a survey. It also provides a framework for choosing survey objectives that best fit with the country’s strategic plan and goals.

This guide serves as a generalizable decision tool that can be applied to any country where all parties have indicated that conducting ICSPM aligns with the country’s national program goals, such as eliminating STH as a public health problem. The selection criteria are not meant to be exhaustive, rather to provide guidance on approaching and prioritizing survey area selection and should be further adapted to the country situation and needs.

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CWW Factsheet

The CWW fact sheet provides an overview of CWW’s vision, mission, and strategies.

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STH By the Numbers – Mixed progress on preventive chemotherapy coverage among all children at risk of STH

A CWW analysis of STH treatment data

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STH By the Numbers – How many children needing deworming attend school

A CWW analysis of STH treatment data

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STH By the Numbers – timeliness of treatment reporting

A CWW analysis of STH treatment data

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STH By the Numbers – the reporting status of treatments for all children at risk of infection

A CWW analysis of STH treatment data

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STH By the Numbers – NTD Plans of Action

A CWW analysis of STH treatment data

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