About Children Without Worms

Children Without Worms (CWW) is a partnership between Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH). CWW supports the global control of soil-transmitted helminthes (STH), commonly known as intestinal worms. CWW collaborates with partners including the World Health Organization, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), government ministries of health and education, multilateral donor agencies and non-governmental organizations.

CWW was established in 2006 through collaboration between J&J and TFGH. Through 2010, CWW oversaw the annual donation of approximately 35 million doses of Vermox™ by J&J. In 2010, J&J increased its commitment to provide 200 million doses of Vermox annually for the treatment of school-age children. Later that same year, GlaxoSmithKline announced the donation of 400 million albendazole doses to treat STH infection in school-age children, an extension of its ongoing donation for the elimination lymphatic filariasis. Both donations are made to the endemic countries through the World Health Organization.

CWW serves as the secretariat of the STH Advisory Committee, a group of scientific and programmatic experts that provides technical guidance to CWW, GSK, and J&J on the safe, rational, and effective use of albendazole and Vermox for treatment of infection with STH.

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