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News reports swirled before Thanksgiving that a North Korean defector had 10-inch long parasitic worms (Ascaris lumbricoides) removed from his stomach after fleeing to the south. While shedding light on the poor health conditions in the country, the story also brought attention to a significant global health problem that affects as many as 1.5 billion people and causes a host of negative health effects, especially in children. The Task Force’s Children Without Worms (CWW) program is work...
Children Without Worms is looking for an Epidemiologist. Please click here to view the full description. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Epidemiologist supports and improves the quality of STH programming through technical leadership. The incumbent will implement and oversee, with the CWW Director, CWW technical initiatives. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Serve as program focal point on STH-related operational research and technical...
Read the August 2017 CWW Quarterly Dose Newsletter here!
STH Coalition partners, and increasingly ministry of health-led national STH programs it supports, aim to achieve the WHO-defined goal of eliminating STH as a public health problem by 2020. To achieve this important goal, the Coalition advocates for a comprehensive approach to STH control. Such an approach relies, in part, on clear governmental policies. These policies may be directly related to STH control; for example, a policy on child health clearly states the government’s goal for STH contr...
It’s an oft-quoted adage that “if you can't measure it, you can't manage it.” Nowhere is that maxim more firmly embraced than among the constellation of STH Coalition as they collectively advance the global goal of “elimination of STH as a public health problem.” The WHO defines elimination of STH as a public health problem as achieving a prevalence of moderate-to-heavy STH infection of less than 1% among pre-school age children (1-4 years) and school-age children (5-14 years), key at-risk...
NTD NGDO Network (NNN) Annual Meeting, Dakar, Senegal, September 28-30 Policy Assessment workshop (time TBD) Data Improvement workshop (time TBD) STH Coalition Meeting (September 30, 2:00-5:00 PM) Read more about the Coalition-hosted NNN workshops here. STH Advisory Committee Meeting, Baltimore, USA, November 1-2
Read the April 2017 CWW Quarterly Dose here!
Participants of the second annual STH Coalition Action Group second, held in February 2017, identified 2017 Coalition focus areas including: robust monitoring of drug treatment coverage and disease prevalence and intensity of infection; and expanded access to quality generic drugs. Participants recognized the recent increases in drug coverage globally and the important reductions in disease resulting from preventive chemotherapy. These achievements are causes for optimism as we approach the 2020...