Global NGO Deworming Inventory: Call for Participation

July 15th, 2010 by Linda Diep Leave a reply

WHO Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) databank which collects treatment data from governmental health agencies.

Why an Inventory?

Currently, The WHO PCT databank estimates that only 11 percent of at-risk school age children have been treated with an anthelminthic drugan underestimation of the true scale of global deworming activities given that the estimate does not include treatment data from most NGO deworming programs.

Adding NGO treatment data to the WHO PCT databank will present a more complete picture of deworming activities around the world.

Who should participate?

Any program that provides, or has provided in the past year, albendazole, mebendazole, praziquantel, or other anthelminthic drugs to treat soil‐transmitted helminth infections, schistosomiasis, or lymphatic filariasis is invited to take part in the Inventory.

Why should I participate?

By participating in the Inventory, you can ensure that your deworming accomplishments are reflected in measurements of global progress towards treating children infected with parasitic worms. What is more, by sharing your treatment numbers, you will become an integral part of the STH and schistosomiasis control community and benefit from sharing knowledge and experiences with other deworming programs.

How do I participate?

Please take part in the Inventory by taking our survey (Click Here) and sharing some information about your deworming program. Please also visit the Inventory web site (www.deworminginventory.org) to learn more about the Inventory and review information that has been collected to date.

Make your treatment numbers count!

By taking part in the Inventory, you will:

  • Ensure your deworming accomplishments are reflected in measurements of global progress towards treating children infected with parasitic worms
  • Promote awareness of NGO deworming achievements around the world

Find out how you can participate in this global effort!

We hope you will be a part of this initiative and make your deworming numbers count!

The Global NGO Deworming Inventory is a project of the Deworm the World (DtW).

 

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