Results of the 2010 Global NGO Deworming Inventory
June 5, 2012 by Kerry Gallo
The Global NGO Deworming Inventory was created to quantify the gap in annual reporting of treatments conducted by NGOs targeting pre-school and school-age children at risk for STH. Children Without Worms has conducted the survey for the second year, and results of the 2010 Inventory can now be found at http://www.deworminginventory.org/2010-inventory-reports.
As a result of the 2010 Inventory, an additional 23.3 million treatments of children for STH conducted in 2010 have been identified. These treatments will be added to the Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) Databank, managed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the primary repository for global records of annual treatments to control soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH).
The NGO Deworming Inventory has provided a complementary approach to collecting data on STH treatments by estimating the treatment reporting gap for the inclusion of NGO-administered treatments for STH into the WHO’s PCT Databank. The Inventory results highlight the need to strengthen the reporting mechanisms for STH treatments between Ministries of Health and the WHO, and to devise strategies to ensure that NGO-delivered treatments are reported to Ministries of Health and integrated into national reports.