Quarterly Dose - December 2011

Review past articles from the Quarterly Dose.

Letter from the Director: December 2011

December 14, 2011 by CWW Staff

Kim Koporc, Director of Program Implementation, Children Without WormsIn this edition of the Quarterly Dose, I am pleased to welcome our new Director, Dr. David Addiss. We also have new leadership of the former Mebendazole Advisory Committee (MAC), which is now the STH Advisory Committee. Plus, we welcome several of our new recipient countries. And finally, we include recommendations from the recent NGDO NTD Network meeting on how non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs) and Ministries of Health and Education can collaborate effectively for NTD control.

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CWW Welcomes New Director, Dr. David Addiss, MD, MPH

December 14, 2011 by CWW Staff

David AddissChildren Without Worms (CWW) recently welcomed Dr. David Addiss, MD, MPH, as its new Director. Dr. Addiss, who possesses a strong background working in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), joins the program at an exciting time for CWW and for control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) as a public health problem. CWW has received commitments for scaled up donations of mebendazole from Johnson & Johnson and albendazole from GlaxoSmithKline, new countries have been invited to receive these donations, and the STH Control Committee has also welcomed new leadership.

 

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Expanding the Deworming Programme in Nigeria

December 13, 2011 by CWW Staff

Dr. Obiageli NebeThis year many countries applied to be recipients of the mebendazole donated by Johnson & Johnson and the albendazole donated by GlaxoSmithKline. As a result, CWW is now working with new government representatives from the countries that successfully applied for the donations. One of these countries was Nigeria. Dr. Nebe Obiageli of Nigeria’s National Schistosomiasis and STH Control Programme explains why the programme applied for the mebendazole donation and how it intends to use the deworming medication to further Nigeria’s STH control efforts.

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Cassandra Holloway: Coordinating Supply Logistics for CWW

December 12, 2011 by CWW Staff

Cassandra HollowayCassandra Holloway joined CWW this past February and took on a critical role for the program—ensuring that the donations of mebendazole reach recipient countries in time for scheduled mass drug administration campaigns (MDAs). Logistics coordination has become increasingly important as new recipient countries join the program and the number of donated doses increases. Fortunately, Cassandra’s ability to see the big picture along with her data management skills have helped CWW address the program’s growing demands in this area.

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Toward More Effective Collaboration between Ministries and NGDOs

December 11, 2011 by CWW Staff

Eye Clinic in Vietnam to Treat Trichiasis. Photo credit: Mark TuschmanIn October, the Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Non-governmental Development Organization (NGDO) Network held their annual meeting in Nairobi Kenya. At that meeting, a variety of government ministry officials and representatives from NGDOs held a panel discussion on how these two groups can better collaborate on their efforts to control NTDs such as lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) and trachoma. (Pictured Left: Eye clinic in Vietnam to treat trichiasis. Photo Credit: Mark Tuschman and the International Trachoma Initiative)

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