Children Without Worms

A partnership aimed to control soil-transmitted helminths (STH) commonly known as intestinal worms.

Children Without Worms

Soil-Transmitted Helmithiasis (STH) is an infection of intestinal worms that is susceptible to children. ​The disease is serious to children’s health and causes malnutrition, increases susceptibility to serious infections, and stunts growth during a critical development period.​ Globally there are about 40 million children that suffer with this disease and only 20 percent were reached by de-worming treatment in 2005.

Children Without Worms is a partnership between Johnson & Johnson and The Task Force for Global Health that supports global efforts to reduce the burden of STH infections in children who are most severely infected or at high-risk of infection and have limited access to safe and effective treatment. Children Without Worms achieves its goal by working with national programs to leverage the donation of mebendazole from Johnson & Johnson to promote comprehensive and sustainable control of STH.

In 2005, the program was focused solely on the global treatment and prevention of STH. It treated approximately 20 million of the world’s most at-risk children and represents the largest health care company donation that targets STH. The donations began in 2007 with Bangladesh, Cameroon, Uganda and Zambia. In 2008, CWW expanded to eight countries, adding Cambodia, Cape Verde, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Nicaragua.


  • Johnson & Johnson

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    At Johnson & Johnson we are committed to:

    • Building healthy communities through innovative and impactful healthcare solutions and...
  • Task Force for Global Health

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The Task Force for Global Health is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Decatur, Ga., USA, with field offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Guatemala City, Guatemala....

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters,...

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

    Goods Supplier
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world,...

  • Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) - duplicate

    United Kingdom | Staff size: 51-100

    The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi....

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    They are focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which they can do the most good.


  • Mundo Sano

    Argentina | Staff size: 6-25

    Mundo Sano Foundation is a non-profit organization involved in the research and prevention of transmissible diseases such as Chagas disease, dengue, or hantaviruses diseases. Established 1993,...

  • Vitamin Angels

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    Vitamin Angels is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, incorporated in the State of California (1998) and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Vitamin Angels operates globally through...

  • Water Aid

    Implementing NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 501-1000

    WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. We work in Africa, Asia and the...

  • Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

    Advocacy NGO, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 51-100
    The Global Partnership for Education is the only global fund solely dedicated to education in developing...
  • World Food Programme (WFP)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 75 countries....

  • World Bank Group

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Their mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting...

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Key Information

LocationWorldwide, Zambia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Uganda
  • Start Date 2006