Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Programme granted a £20 million award to establish the SCI at Imperial College London, under the leadership of Professor Alan Fenwick. The grant allowed the SCI to provide a proof-of-concept for national-scale schistosomiasis programmes. It assisted the Ministries of Health and Education to deliver treatment for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in 6 countries, targeting school-age children and adults at high risk of infection.
THEIR VISION IS A WORLD FREE OF PREVENTABLE DISEASE, IN WHICH EVERYONE EVERYWHERE CAN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
They’re recommended as a top charity for international development by GiveWell, an independent charity evaluator. They aim to improve the health of the poorest and most marginalised people in the world, enabling them to reach their full potential. Working in partnership with Governments in Sub-Saharan Africa, the SCI Foundation helps to deliver impactful public health programmes - working towards the elimination of preventable diseases.
They work across multiple sectors to deliver effective and robust health programmes that have a lasting impact. They’re proud to consistently be named as one of the most cost-effective non-profit initiatives globally.See more