February 2,2018
The STH Advisory Committee is an independent group of experts in the areas of policy, strategy, research, and program implementation related to soil-transmitted helminthiasis control. Individual STHAC members are specialists in child health, clinical medicine, diagnostic sciences, education, epidemiology, parasitology, public health program implementation, spatial statistics, and water, sanitation and hygiene. As the technical and scientific arm of the STH Coalition, the STHAC holds an...
January 26,2018
Please join the STH Coalition for the first quarterly operational research call of 2018! If you did not receive an invitation, please send our coalition an email to register. 
December 6,2017
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...
November 27,2017
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...
November 7,2017
Children Without Worms is looking for a Senior Program Associate. Please click here to view the full description. The position will support technical initiatives and operational functions of CWW: Technical Clean data and assist with data analyses based on CWW-developed, population-based program monitoring and epidemiologic surveys.  Create maps, using GIS data, and conduct other requested geospatial analyses based on the aforementioned program monitoring and epidemio...
August 15,2017
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
September 21,2016
PRESS RELEASE New Director of Children Without Worms, Dr. Rubina Imtiaz ATLANTA, GA September 21, 2016   Children Without Worms (CWW), a program of the Task Force for Global Health, is pleased to share that Dr. Rubina Imtiaz has been selected as our new program director. In November 2016, Dr. Imtiaz will take over from Dr. David Addiss who has served as the Director since 2011. An internist by training, Dr. Imtiaz entered public health in 1984 when she joined the US Cent...
September 4,2016
A key World Health Organization (WHO)-defined STH milestone is that 100% of countries requiring preventive chemotherapy (PC) for STH have NTD plans of action (POA) by 2015. To measure this indicator, between December 2014 and August 2015 CWW collected national NTD POAs from WHO, national programs, and implementing partners.  Read the NTD Plans of Action here >  Read the final report here >
August 19,2016
Nominations for NNN Vice-Chair   The Executive Committee is accepting nominations for Vice-Chair of the NTD NGDO Network (NNN).  The Vice-Chair will serve one two-year term and then move to the position of Chair and then Past-Chair.  Each term is for two years.  The Vice-Chair will support the Chair and other members of the Executive Committee to execute their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the NNN Terms of Reference. It is important to note that the NNN...

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