Posted: December 6, 2020

New paper co-authored by CWW team member on strengthening the NTD Supply Chain through partnerships

new paper1 published in PLOS NTDs describes the complex supply chain systems necessary for the delivery of preventive chemotherapy for neglected tropical diseases (NTD) interventions. The paper notes that the supply chains established to support NTD operations are complex and that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has further highlighted the need for strong supply chains for health system strengthening.

Cassandra Holloway, Children Without Worms (CWW) Program Support Specialist, is an author on this publication and CWW is one of the 17 partner organizations that make up the NTD Supply Chain Forum.

CWW supports the NTD Supply Chain Forum, a public-private partnership whose vision is to support endemic countries in controlling and eliminating NTDs. As the host of the Forum, CWW helped develop and pilot the NTDeliver database mentioned extensively in this recent publication.


1Souza AA, Holloway C, Williams T (2020) The NTD Supply Chain Forum—Strengthening the backbone of NTD programs. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(11): e0008818.