publication • Friday, June 9th 2017
The people #MakingSchistory: The global fight against schistosomiasis
World Vision has prioritised NTDs, specifically soil transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis, within our strategy. It’s where we can make a real difference because of the ill-health they cause for small children, especially those under five, as well as pregnant and lactating women. We’re very concerned about the effect on nutrition outcomes and the anemia that’s exacerbated by disease. The NTD factor is one we can’t ignore if we are going to improve child and maternal health.
We’ve been working closely with the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance which provides the platform for all of us working together to move an integrated program forward on the ground and towards elimination of the disease.