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Letter from the Director, February 2014

February 11, 2014 by CWW

Dr. David Addiss, Director of Children Without Worms, introduces the February 2014 issue of The Quarterly Dose. Click the "Read More" link below for the full letter.

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Launch of New Learning Tools on WASH and the Neglected Tropical Diseases

February 10, 2014 by CWW

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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.

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Assessing Opportunities for WASH and STH Control in Bangladesh

February 10, 2014 by CWW

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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.

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CWW Welcomes Eric Strunz MPH, Decision Support Analyst

February 10, 2014 by CWW

CWW introduces its newest team member, Mr. Eric Strunz MPH. As Decision Support Analyst, Eric will help CWW to expand its knowledge management and operational research initiatives. He brings extensive experience in public health, health applications of technology and development of educational entertainment.

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News and Updates

February 10, 2014 by CWW

New items of interest to the STH and NTD control community, including:

  • Report from STH Control Workshop in the Americas
  • Evaluation of Bangladesh’s STH Control Program: Results Published in Acta Tropica
  • Global NGO Deworming Inventory in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Launch of the NTD Mapping Tool at www.ntdmap.org
  • Neglected Tropical Disease Non-Governmental Development Organization Network (NNN)

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A Message from the Director

June 4, 2013 by David Addiss

Dr. David Addiss, Director of Children Without Worms, introduces the June 2013 issue of The Quarterly Dose. Click the "Read More" link below for the full letter.

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Building on Strong Foundations: CWW’s First Eight Years, and the Way Forward

June 4, 2013 by Kim Koporc

Children Without Worms (CWW) has supported national Ministries of Health and Ministries of Education in implementing comprehensive programs to control soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). Eight years later, we are celebrating progress made with our partners and resolving to build on these accomplishments to support the achievement of long-term global STH control. Click the "Read More" link below for the full article.

Photo: Children Without Worms envisions the world’s children free of intestinal worms so they can grow, play, learn and enrich their communities.

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Little Doctors at Work: Lessons Learned from Bangladesh’s National Deworming Program

June 4, 2013 by Kerry Gallo

In April 2013, the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) treated 22 million school-age children at risk of soil-transmitted helminthiasis. In some schools, a new program is being piloted to support STH control efforts—the Little Doctors. The idea for the creation of the Little Doctors program originated from the findings of a treatment coverage validation survey carried out in 2010 in collaboration with Children Without Worms, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Save the Children – Bangladesh. One of the key findings was that children not attending school were being missed during the deworming campaigns. The MOHFW undertook an innovative plan to address this issue and successfully scale up the national deworming program. Click the "Read More" link below for the full article.

Photo: Two Little Doctors teach their classmates about ways to prevent infection with intestinal worms. You can view more photos of the Little Doctors at work at the end of this article. (Credit: Johnson & Johnson)

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Children Without Worms and the STH Advisory Committee: Promoting Coordination, Collaboration and Communication to Achieve Global Control of STH

June 3, 2013 by Kim Koporc

Stakeholders from 22 organizations working on global control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) convened for two days at the Task Force for Global Health to review recent events and activities impacting STH control. Click the "Read More" link below for the full article.

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New STH Advisory Committee Members: Dr. Oladele Akogun

June 3, 2013 by Kerry Gallo

“It is the broom that sweeps, not the stick.”

Read an interview with Dr. Oladele Akogun, Professor of Public Health Parasitology at the Federal University of Technology in Yola, Nigeria, and new member of the STH Advisory Committee. Click the "Read More" link below for the full article.

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