Main objective

The Starworms project aims to strengthen the monitoring and surveillance of drug efficacy and anthelmintic resistance in soil-transmitted helminth (STH) programs. As such, it will support deworming programs in their quest to eliminate STHs as a public health problem by 2020.

Specific objectives

The specific objectives are

  1. to validate diagnostic tools for monitoring drug efficacy and the spread of anthelmintic resistance,
  2. to establish a surveillance system that monitors the global patterns of drug efficacy and spread of anthelmintic resistance in STH programs, and
  3. to develop supporting tools to plan, analyze and follow-up on surveys on drug efficacy and the spread of anthelmintic resistance