Children Without Worms (CWW)

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Short description of the organization and its work to control and eliminate NTDs

Children Without Worms (CWW) envisions the world's children free of intestinal parasites so they can grow, play, learn and enrich their communities. To achieve this vision, CWW works with partners around the world to administer the deworming medications albendazole, donated by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and mebendazole, donated by Johnson & Johnson (J&J). In fact, CWW treated 20 million children in its recipient countries in both 2009 and 2010. Over the next five years, CWW will oversee the annual donation of 200 million tablets of mebendazole donated by Johnson & Johnson and 400 million doses of albendazole donated by GSK as part of the companies' expanded commitment to treating intestinal parasites in children through 2020.

CWW also advocates for hygiene education and increased access to water and sanitation facilities as part of a comprehensive strategy for reducing the global burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STH).

CWW is a partnership between GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, and The Task Force for Global Health.

Program Name

Children Without Worms