STH, a disease caused by intestinal worms, affects the health of over one billion people – one in seven – worldwide.

Women and children are the most at risk. Worm infections are undermining important work being done by NGOs and countries in a variety of sectors, including maternal health, nutrition and education.

We must accelerate progress on STH control to realize the vision of a world in which children are healthy and develop to their full potential.

As part of the STH Coalition, we are implementing collaborative, cross-sectoral strategies to help countries accelerate progress on STH control. Learn more about this important work here.