Judd Walson.
View image caption

Over 1.45 billion people, including 845 million children, in the world’s poorest communities are infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STH), commonly known as intestinal worms. Associate Professor Judd Walson, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum London and the University of Washington, has been awarded funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the feasibility of eliminating soil-transmitted helminths using intensified mass drug administration strategies.

The new DEWORM3 Project will explore integrated approaches such as delivery of combination treatments to identify elimination strategies with maximum clinical and operational benefit and will also aim to establish the empirical evidence base necessary for informing policy and guidelines in countries transitioning from control to elimination strategies.

Learn more about this exciting project on the Natural History Museum London website.