February 25, 2021

DeWorm3 Study to interrupt transmission of parasitic worms moves to UW Global WACh

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Global WACh is pleased to announce we are now hosting the DeWorm3 Study, an ongoing community cluster randomized controlled trial.  The study uses a community-wide drug administration approach to determine whether deworming both children and adults can disrupt the transmission of soil-transmitted helminth (STH), or parasitic intestinal worms across multiple geographies including India, Malawi, and Benin.  The study is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Judd Walson (Global WACh’s Co-Director and Professor of Global Health, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology), in collaboration with teams in India, Malawi, Benin, and London.

Visit our new website that features information about STH, DeWorm3 team members and partner institutions around the globe, and a growing collection of publicly available tools for the STH community to use.

From 2015-2020, the Natural History Museum, London (NHM), a world leader in STH and Neglected Tropical Disease research, hosted the project and coordinated this global effort to establish the evidence necessary for informing global implementation guidelines in countries aiming to eliminate STH.  See the NHM’s DeWorm3 project archives here.

Global WACh will coordinate the remaining phases of this important work to develop guidelines and innovative delivery strategies through 2023.  We look forward to sharing our progress with our research community!

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