STH Coalition

India’s new helminth control paradigm

Together with Evidence Action and the COR-NTD secretariat, Children Without Worms facilitated a pre-meeting session called, “India’s new helminth control paradigm – Large-scale refinements: implementation, evaluation, and Roadmap development for India’s national soil-transmitted helminth control program.”

The annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) is taking place virtually this year. Ahead of the COR-NTD meeting, individual sessions organized in October will inform a synthesized sessions at the COR-NTD meeting in November 2020.

Aim of the Session: 

This session details the strategic and operational development and implementation of India’s National Deworming Day (NDD), including how leading practice monitoring and evaluation activities are now enabling the Government of India to evaluate success and develop a Roadmap for the next five years of STH control.

Specific goals include:

1. Highlight an exemplar, country-led example of how a Ministry of Health program has been conducting a complex STH deworming program across the highest burden country globally
2. Analyze India’s learnings of national and international importance, towards a refined agenda for STH control and elimination of morbidity
3. Inform global best practice around appropriate STH survey methodologies and impact assessments

Presentation Titles:

  1.  Development of the Government of India’s 5-year STH Control Roadmap: designing a ‘new chapter’ in helminth control for one of the world’s largest populations
    Speaker: Dr. Sila Deb
  2. Mapping soil-transmitted helminths across the whole of India
    Speaker: Dr. C.S. Aggarwal
  3. Extensive reductions in STH in large-scale expanded and school-based impact assessments in seven states of India
    Speaker: Dr. Manoj Murhekar
  4. Evaluating the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of conducting community-based surveys of STH
    Speaker: Ms. Priya Jha

Moderator: Dr. Don Bundy

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WaSH: Where’s the evidence? COR-NTD session, October 14, 2020

Together with the London Centre for NTD Research and the COR-NTD secretariat, Children Without Worms facilitated a pre-meeting session called, “WaSH: Where’s the evidence? Understanding the role of WaSH in the control of NTDs and the current research gaps.”

The annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) is taking place virtually this year. Ahead of the COR-NTD meeting, individual sessions organized in October will inform a synthesized sessions at the COR-NTD meeting in November 2020.

Aim of the Session: 

Water, sanitation, and hygiene are essential for preventing and sustaining the control of neglected tropical diseases. This session summarises examples from some WaSH and NTD actors with emerging successes and challenges.

Presentation Titles:

  1. “The role of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in reducing soil-transmitted helminths: interpreting the evidence and identifying next steps” – Dr. Susana Vaz Nery
  2. “What is the impact of WASH on STH across contexts? Evidence from a Cochrane review” – Dr. Matthew Freeman
  3. “Transmission and effects of WaSH, using biometric technology to link individual WaSH coverage with STH and schistosomiasis infection in Ethiopia” – Dr. Anna Phillips
  4. “Developing the WASH for NTDs Research Agenda – what is the way forward?” – Dr. Sarity Dodson

Moderators: Ms. Yael Velleman, SCI Foundation, and Dr. Pauline Mwinzi, WHO AFRO

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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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Kenya NTD Partner Mapping

This document lists the NGO partners supporting NTD control and elimination efforts under the leadership of the Kenya National NTD Program. The information included in this documents reflects partner activities as of April 2020.

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STH Coalition webinar – World Bank Deworming presentation

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

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STH Coalition webinar – Deworm 3 presentation

Webinar presentation by the DeWorm 3 team on progress made in the DeWorm 3 project and webinar summary

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STH Coalition Survey on WHO’s draft 2030 STH targets: analysis and report

In November 2018, CWW surveyed STH Coalitin members on the 2030 STH targets drafted by WHO and the STH Advisory Committee. This report presents an analyis of the survey results.

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Uniting to Stop the Worms, Infographic

Taking action to Stop STH – an infographic about the STH Coalition

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STH Coalition Work Plan 2018-2020

This document describes the 2018-2020 work plan of the Coalition for the Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH Coalition).

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STH Policy Assessment Facilitator’s Guide

The facilitator’s guide is a companion document to the STH policy assessment discussion guide and provides detailed steps to planning the administration of the STH policy assessment at the national level.

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STH Policy Assessment Discussion Guide

This discussion guide is intended to enable an assessment of policies that support effective national-level control of STH.The Discussion Guide is used to assess the degree to which relevant STH program policies exist at the national level, and are effectively utilized to achieve STH program goals throughout the service delivery system. The tool intends to inform and be used primarily by national, ministry of health-led NTD and STH programs. Partners to national STH programs, including NGOs which are part of the STH Coalition, may find the tool helpful to determine policy making or implementation needs to best support national control efforts. A companion document (National Policy Assessment Facilitators Guide) provides detailed steps to planning the administration of the STH Policy Assessment.

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STH Coalition Operational Research Call on Albendazole and Ivermectin for STH treatments

Presenatation and call notes from the August 2018 operational research call on using Albendazole and Ivermection for STH treatments

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STH Coalition Operational Research Call on Albendazole and Ivermectin for STH treatments – Webinar

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2018 STH Coalition Action Group Meeting Report

Final report from the 2018 meeting of the STH Coalition Action Group

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