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Global Deworming Data Collection, Analysis Aim To Strengthen NTD Efforts

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: The Global NGO Deworming Inventory: Taking Stock of Progress against NTDs
Hannah Schwing, communications associate for the Global Network and Sabin Vaccine Institute, discusses the importance of data collection and analysis in efforts to prevent soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections and other neglected tropical diseases. She notes the Global Network’s Global NGO Deworming Inventory, which “collects data from NGOs administering deworming treatments for STH and schistosomiasis. The data are compiled into a single database with disease-specific information by Children Without Worms (CWW)” and then merged with national program data provided to the WHO by ministries of health (9/14).