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 J...
June 17,2015
The conclusion of the 2015 Group of 7 (G7) Summit, held June 7-8 in Schloss Elmau, Germany, offers promising news for the 1.8 billion people who are at risk from the crushing burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).While the G7 nations had a sweeping agenda, covering a huge number of pressing global challenges, we thank Chancellor Angela Merkel for her extraordinary leadership in prioritizing the problem of NTDs, thus devoting much needed attention and dialogue to an issue that affects the...
March 6,2015
Evidence Action, together with more than 90 other organizations, co-signed an open letter to the leaders of the G7 countries to urge them to support ending neglected tropical diseases including parasitic worms. Despite growing awareness about the human and economic costs of neglected tropical diseases, there is a $220 million global annual funding gap for treatment. This stands in the way of reaching the 2020 treatment targets the World Health Organization has established....
March 5,2015
In an open letter to the leaders from the Group of 7 (G7), NTD partners call for a scale-up of investment in order to close the $220 million global annual funding gap for NTD treatment. Read the letter here. 
September 23,2014
Today in Paris, CWW colleagues Eric Strunz and David Addiss spoke at a meeting on soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) and schistosomiasis. The meeting was part of the NTD NGO Network (NNN) annual meeting, which brings together over seventy NGOs, donors and governmental agencies to advance the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). These two NTDs share many features: both are diseases of poverty caused by parasitic worms, are associated with poor sanitation, and...
September 18,2014
CWW staff are heading to Paris for a meeting on September 26th that will bring together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with members of the STH Coalition – a diverse group of partners committed to collaborative, cross-sectoral strategies for controlling soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH). STH affects the health and development of over 1 billion people worldwide. This gathering of NGO partners is the culmination of months of hard work to creat...
August 22,2014
Last week marked the celebration of International Youth Day, an opportunity to raise awareness about youth issues worldwide. Ensuring that young people are healthy and developing their full potential represents the heart of CWW’s mission. Our efforts to control and prevent soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections help to bolster the wellbeing of millions of children around the globe. Over 870 million children live in areas where STH are easily transmitted, putting them at ris...
February 10,2014
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. Click “Read More” for the full article.   A set of new tools--a manual, an e-course, and a website--is no...
February 10,2014
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. Click "Read More" for the full article.   In Bangladesh, considerable achievements have been made in improving the health of the population over the past 25 years....
February 10,2014
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. In Bangladesh, considerable achievements have been made in improving the health of the population over the past 25 years. Infant and child mortality has declined drama...

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