July 31,2018
        Associate Director, Partnerships and Communications (TF)   Job Class Code: XA63                                                         EEO Code:  Professional Non-Facul...
June 21,2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it will soon have available a chewable formulation of Vermox™ (mebendazole). The new child-friendly drug formulation, developed and produced by Johnson & Johnson, will be donated to national ministries of health for the control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in preschool-age children (1-4 years old). This will be the first time that ministries of health can obtain donated drugs for control of STH in preschool age children (...
June 1,2018
Nearly 20 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the risk soil-transmitted helminthiasis poses to women of reproductive age (WRA). Blood loss from STH, particularly from hookworm infections, has been amply demonstrated to cause severe morbidity and exacerbate maternal mortality through anemia. As a result, WHO recommended, in 1994, that deworming of this risk group be part of STH control efforts.[1] Children Without Worms (CWW) has helped expand global STH control efforts t...
February 26,2018
With the 2012 launch of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), stakeholders from across the globe resolved to control, eliminate, or eradicate 10 NTDs by 2020. As outlined in the recently-published London Declaration’s 5th Progress Report, those efforts have surpassed a major milestone: delivery of treatment, for at least one NTD, to more than 1 billion people in a single year.   Despite immense challenges, tremendous progress has been made against soil-tr...
February 23,2018
Note: This article was updated on March 13, 2018 to reflect revised global coverage figures   The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends countries with ≥20% prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) at baseline administer preventive chemotherapy (PC) to preschool-age (PSAC: ages 1-4) and school-age children (SAC: ages 5-14). The related WHO target is ≥75% treatment coverage of PSAC and SAC in all countries requiring preventive chemotherapy (PC) by 2020. Min...
February 23,2018
  Collaboration with STH Coalition Partners and STH Experts yields important progress Experts are concerned about the potential emergence of drug resistance in the parasites that cause soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), a disease infecting over one billion people. During their annual meeting last November the STH Advisory Committee, an independent body of experts, called for donors and others to support new research in this critical area.   Although drug resistan...
January 26,2018
Please join the STH Coalition for the first quarterly operational research call of 2018! If you did not receive an invitation, please send our coalition an email to register. 
December 6,2017
News reports swirled before Thanksgiving that a North Korean defector had 10-inch long parasitic worms (Ascaris lumbricoides) removed from his stomach after fleeing to the south. While shedding light on the poor health conditions in the country, the story also brought attention to a significant global health problem that affects as many as 1.5 billion people and causes a host of negative health effects, especially in children. The Task Force’s Children Without Worms (CWW) program is work...
August 25,2017
Read the August 2017 CWW Quarterly Dose Newsletter here!

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