August 2,2015
During the last few days, intestinal worms have received a great deal of attention in the media. This attention was stimulated by the publication of a Cochrane Collaboration review on the benefits of...
August 18,2015
Children Without Worms (CWW) seeks a Data Manager. Learn more about the position and apply here.
August 8,2015
Like vaccines, deworming programs offer children living in communities without clean water and sanitation a foundation for improved health and a world of opportunity. 870 million children around the world are at risk from soil transmitted helminths (STH), or parasitic intestinal worms. Intestinal worms are diseases of poverty, endemic in communities with limited access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities. STH-related infections cause anemia, malabsorption of nutrients, diarrhea, a...
August 2,2015
On June 26, 2015, in a meeting room at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London, 23 major players in school-age deworming came together to identify barriers and create a roadmap for scaling up deworming using the school platform. A Summit Session on School-Age Deworming was organized by the World Health Organization, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the School-Age Children Workstream of the STH Coalition, and Children Without Worms (CWW).   Akudo Anyanwu, Director of Par...
August 2,2015
At the request of the World Health Organization (WHO) and with the endorsement of the STH Coalition and the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance, CWW will be collecting data for the Global NGO Deworming Inventory. If your organization participates in deworming activities, please share your data with us, starting on Aug.4, at www.deworminginventory.org. The Global NGO Deworming Inventory complements WHO’s Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) Databank by collecting district-level data on NGO deworming acti...
August 2,2015
The Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases third progress report included a revised scorecard showing indicators and milestones for 10 NTDs. STH moved from yellow to green – meaning that we are now on target to meet the World Health Organization (WHO)’s roadmap targets for STH control. According to the report, “Coordination of partners as a result of the STH Coalition and the improvement in resources and coverage are the main drivers for moving to green.”   The report concluded tha...
August 2,2015
The third progress report since the London Declaration, released on June 25, highlights the health and economic benefits of investing in NTDs and provides a snapshot of where each of the 10 NTDs of focus are in meeting WHO NTD roadmap targets.    It also provides some valuable messages that people working in the NTD community can use in their communications with potential partners.   Topline messages from the report include: Controlling and eliminating NTDs is one of the...
June 17,2015
The conclusion of the 2015 Group of 7 (G7) Summit, held June 7-8 in Schloss Elmau, Germany, offers promising news for the 1.8 billion people who are at risk from the crushing burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).While the G7 nations had a sweeping agenda, covering a huge number of pressing global challenges, we thank Chancellor Angela Merkel for her extraordinary leadership in prioritizing the problem of NTDs, thus devoting much needed attention and dialogue to an issue that affects the...
March 6,2015
Evidence Action, together with more than 90 other organizations, co-signed an open letter to the leaders of the G7 countries to urge them to support ending neglected tropical diseases including parasitic worms. Despite growing awareness about the human and economic costs of neglected tropical diseases, there is a $220 million global annual funding gap for treatment. This stands in the way of reaching the 2020 treatment targets the World Health Organization has established....
March 5,2015
In an open letter to the leaders from the Group of 7 (G7), NTD partners call for a scale-up of investment in order to close the $220 million global annual funding gap for NTD treatment. Read the letter here. 

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