Our work

Teacher talking to students in Zanzibar

A teacher talks about mass drug administration at Bandamati School Zanzibar where students will receive medicines for soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and other parasitic diseases. © GSK

The purpose of DeWorm3 is to determine the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of three types of STHs in three trial sites.

Our goals are to:

  • develop epidemiological and operational definitions of STH transmission interruption.
  • demonstrate the feasibility of interrupting STH transmission through mass drug administration (MDA) in settings where lymphatic filariasis (LF) programmes have progressed to post-MDA surveillance
  • recommend a feasible and effective approach for scaling up STH transmission interruption programmes.