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'.
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.
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
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.
Reaching girls and women of reproductive age with deworming
Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases: number of people treated in 2016
Preventive chemotherapy to control soil-transmitted helminth infections in at-risk population groups
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