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Uniting to Stop the Worms

"Uniting to Stop the Worms" may sound like a science fiction film headline, but intestinal worm infections -- known as soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) -- are all too real. They impair the lives of a billion people worldwide living in areas with poor sanitation. Children and women of childbearing age are most at risk. STH, the most widespread of all Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), is caused by parasitic worms that rob the body of blood and nutrients, leading to anemia, stunted growth and impaired cognitive development. This makes it hard for children to develop and learn, for women to get the nutrients they need during pregnancy, and ultimately, for communities to thrive.

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