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Conducting an ICSPM survey in Bangldesh. Photo credit: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Bangladesh National deworming programs need high-quality data to scale-up interventions, streamline i...
"The fecal oral route, not a journey to read about over a meal time, not romantic like stories of the ancient silk route, and not spectacular like driving along the Amalfi Coast of Italy. But it is a route taken every day by pathogens affecting millions of children from very low-income families." Read more of Warren Lancaster's blog about intestinal worms and the importance of WASH here.
Children Without Worms is excited to present the NTD Supply Chain Forum’s release of their first informational flyer, THE NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. This flyer outlines the history of the NTD Supply Chain Forum and some of the key successes. Please feel free to pass this wonderful flyer along to others.
STH Advisory Committee Recommendations Oct 2015
If your organization is involved in deworming activities, please submit your data to the Global NGO Deworming Inventory by September 29, 2015. The Global NGO Deworming Inventory complements the World Health Organization (WHO) Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) Databank by collecting (district-level) data on NGO-administered deworming treatments. Specifically, it seeks to: Ensure the WHO-managed global reporting database accurately captures NGO-administered deworming treatments Quantify NGO...
Like vaccines, deworming programs offer children living in communities without clean water and sanitation a foundation for improved health and a world of opportunity. 870 million children around the world are at risk from soil transmitted helminths (STH), or parasitic intestinal worms. Intestinal worms are diseases of poverty, endemic in communities with limited access to clean water and proper sanitation facilities. STH-related infections cause anemia, malabsorption of nutrients, diarrhea, a...
During the last few days, intestinal worms have received a great deal of attention in the media. This attention was stimulated by the publication of a Cochrane Collaboration review on the benefits of mass deworming and a series of articles in the International Journal of Epidemiology that featured reanalysis of Miguel and Kremer’s 2004 article on the educational benefits of deworming. These articles were followed by a flurry of blogs, tweets, and op-eds in the public media, many with a sensation...
On June 26, 2015, in a meeting room at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London, 23 major players in school-age deworming came together to identify barriers and create a roadmap for scaling up deworming using the school platform. A Summit Session on School-Age Deworming was organized by the World Health Organization, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the School-Age Children Workstream of the STH Coalition, and Children Without Worms (CWW). Akudo Anyanwu, Director of Par...