The inspiration for Thiswormyworld stretches back to a 60 year old question posed by Dr Norman Stoll, “Just how much human helminthiasis is there in the world?”.
The aim of the website is to provide reliable, up-to-date maps on the geographical distribution of NTDs - essential for policy makers and the managers of public health programmes to target treatment to populations in greatest need.
At the time of launch there is 711 maps and 151 data sets covering 161 countries and further maps are continually being added. This is an important, growing resource so our approach was to ensure the number of different types of maps and data is accessible to all users. Promoting the training of how to make the most of the maps is also a priority for GAHI.