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....
February 11,2014
To promote increased collaboration between the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and neglected tropical disease (NTD) sectors, a new set of tools is now available to provide WASH practitioners with information about how their work prevents NTDs. The toolkit is comprised of country-specific manuals, an e-course, and a dedicated website available at www.washntds.org. Click “Read More” for the full article.   A set of new tools--a manual, an e-course, and a website--is no...
February 11,2014
In September 2013, CWW joined the WASHplus program of FHI 360 to conduct a USAID-sponsored assessment in Bangladesh of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and STH control landscapes. The assessment sought to identify opportunities for collaboration between stakeholders in the WASH and STH control sectors. Click "Read More" for the full article.   In Bangladesh, considerable achievements have been made in improving the health of the population over the past 25 years....
May 31,2012
In Uganda, the Ministry of Health is focusing on education and communication about STH control and prevention. Learn more about their activities and how they are working with CWW to publish and distribute some of these materials. The Bilharzia and Worm Control Program of the Ugandan Ministry of Health has created a cartoon strip to educate school-age children on how to prevent STH infections. It provides concise and relevant information in a format that is entertaining to children and i...
May 15,2012
Breaking the cycle of STH reinfection requires both treatment and prevention activities. Learn how CWW has included both types of activities for a more comprehensive approach to STH control.   Since its inception in 2006, the strategic focus of Children Without Worms (CWW) has been to promote comprehensive STH control to break the cycle of reinfection. This comprehensive approach includes both treatment and prevention activities. Four years later, CWW remains committed to making...
May 12,2012
The Public Health and Environment (PHE) Program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently added WASHED activities to their traditional wildlife and habitat conservation efforts in the richly biodiverse Jengi region of Cameroon. This work is supported by a grant from Johnson & Johnson.   Children Without Worms (CWW) advocates for a comprehensive approach to soil-transmitted helminths (STH) control by promoting the WASHED framework, which includes potable water, sanitation, hy...
May 12,2012
CWW, Helen Keller International (HKI), and the Cambodian government collaborated on a project that developed a primary school health curriculum to better promote hygiene to break the cycle of infection. In 2004, 6 years ahead of schedule, Cambodia became the first country to reach the World Health Organization's target of reaching 75 percent of at-risk school-age children with regular deworming treatment by 2010. Cambodia's school-based deworming program currently reaches nearly 2.5 mil...
April 25,2012
Children Without Worms (CWW) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) recently announced their formal partnership. Now, with commitments for donations from GSK and CWW founder Johnson & Johnson, a combined 600 million doses of deworming medications will be available each year to treat school-age children around the world who are at risk for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection. Plus, at the London Declaration on NTDs in late January, both companies pledged to extend these commitments through 202...
April 25,2012
In 2011, Izumi Foundation awarded CWW a grant to help Bolivia's Ministry of Health and Sport (MSyD) develop and implement an STH control pilot project. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was asked to participate in the project due to their success with a similar project done in 2008 to address fasciola infection. The STH control project, designed around the assumption that infection rates strongly relate to the ecological conditions of an area, will start by mapping "ecoregions."...

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