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Experts Discuss Ways To Eliminate Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections

Writing in the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog, communications officer Deborah Elson describes an event that took place last week on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. Co-hosted by the Global Network, Johnson & Johnson, Children Without Worms, the Task Force for Global Health and the WHO, the conversation aimed “to identify innovative ways we can eliminate soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections — one of the key diseases undercutting many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” she notes and summarizes the event. She concludes, “We look forward to seeing how cross-sectoral collaboration can make a difference in STH control and elimination in children” (9/27).