Intestinal worms

Deworming: every girl and every woman has the right to be treated


2 February 2018 | Geneva –– Nutrition and maternal health experts strongly favour the deworming of girls and women of reproductive age who are infected with soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms).

Approximately 688 million girls and women live in areas of more than 100 countries which are endemic for intestinal worms.

The call from the experts comes after they recently endorsed the 'Bellagio Declaration'.

WHO publishes recommendations for large-scale deworming to improve children’s health and nutrition


29 September 2017 | Geneva -- The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes recommendations for large-scale deworming to improve children’s health and nutrition.

WHO has long promoted large-scale treatment for intestinal worms, but this is the first evidence-based guideline confirming that deworming decreases and prevents the intensity (severity) of infection and improves the health and nutrient uptake of children.

WHO convenes experts to sustain progress against soil-transmitted helminthiases and schistosomiasis

25 November 2016 | Geneva –– An important meeting aimed at accelerating efforts towards achieving coverage of 75% of the world’s preschool-aged and school-aged children treated for intestinal parasitic worms and schistosomes (bilharzia) gets underway on Monday 28 November 2016.
Discussions will include finding ways to encourage the production of medicines; ensure their availability to meet growing demand; future plans to reach adult populations; and, the development of an appropriate methodology to verify interruption of transmission. Read the full article

Egypt’s deworming campaign targets 2 million school-age children

©N. Barhein. Deworming campaign in Egypt, 2016

6 June 2016 | Cairo −− The first national deworming campaign for soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Egypt has reached an estimated 2 million school-age children.

The campaign, led by the Endemic Diseases Department at the Ministry of Health and Population, in collaboration with the WHO Country Office in Egypt, mostly targeted children of around 6 years of age in the first grade of primary school.

Number of deworming tablets for school age children requested for 2016.
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Deadly Worms!!! – A look at Soil Transmitted Helminths

Basic laboratory methods in human parasitology

Collection of video tutorials to learn how to process with basic laboratory methods in human parasitology, based on the examination of fecal and urine specimens

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