Quarterly Dose - August 2008

Review past articles from the Quarterly Dose.

Welcome Note

August 15, 2008 by CWW Staff

School Children in Lao PDRWelcome to the first edition of our newsletter. We hope you'll enjoy learning more about our program and the efforts and plans of the countries who receive the donations of mebendazole from Johnson & Johnson.

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Children Without Worms: A Partnership for STH Control

August 15, 2008 by CWW Staff

School Children in CambodiaChildren Without Worms, formerly the Mebendazole Donation Initiative has been around since 2005. Learn more about the partnerships involved in this STH control program and the committee that advises it on strategic and technical issues.

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Cameroon Achieves Nationwide Coverage with Mebendazole Donation

August 15, 2008 by CWW Staff

School Children in CameroonIn Cameroon, mebendazole donations from Johnson & Johnson are helping the country in its campaign to reach all four million school-aged Children at risk for infection by soil-transmitted helminths (STH). Learn more about the significant impact these donations can make on meeting that goal.

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Izumi Foundation Supports Distribution of Mebendazole in Zambia

August 15, 2008 by CWW Staff

Schoolgirl in ZambiaChildren Without Worms and the Izumi Foundation have enabled the Government of Zambia to expand the country's deworming program. Learn what activities they plan to undertake as a result of this added support and funding.

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Uganda: Information, Education and Communication is Key

August 15, 2008 by CWW Staff

Ugandan BoyIn 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.

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Bangladesh Set to Pass New Policy for Control of STHs and other Parasitic Diseases

August 15, 2008 by CWW Staff

Schoolgirl in BangladeshThe National Filariasis Elimination and STH Control Program of Bangladesh recently developed a “Provisional National Policy & Strategy on Eradication, Elimination and Control of the Common Parasitic Diseases in Bangladesh.” Learn more about what this strategy includes.

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Deworming Young Children Safely

August 15, 2008 by CWW Staff

Recently, WHO and UNICEF developed new safety guidelines for mass deworming of young children. Learn more about these new guidelines and recommendations.

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