Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis  affect over 1 billion people worldwide and are part of a group called “Neglected Tropical Diseases”. They affect the poorest communities and can impair a child’s development, reduce school attendance and productivity, and even cause internal organ damage.  

The SCI at Imperial College London, is a non-profit initiative that works with Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan African countries and Yemen to support treatment programmes against these infections.  

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Imperial’s Schistosomiasis Control Initiative is bringing life-changing treatment to millions

Treatment is safe, effective and can reverse the damaging effects of infection – and costs as little as £1 for three people. In fact, SCI has been recommended by the international charity evaluator GiveWell, as one of the world’s most cost-effective non-profits to receive donations. 

The impact of SCI-supported treatment programmes is observed quickly. The number of people infected by these parasites can be reduced by up to 60% after the first round of treatment and sustained below 11% after two rounds of treatment.  

Studies also show that treating these infections can increase school attendance by up to 25% and increase future earnings by 40%. With your support, we can help provide life-changing treatments to even more people, allowing them to live healthier, happier lives, full of potential.

Every £1 you donate to SCI will help transform 3 lives

A gift of £20 will help provide treatments for 60 people. We guarantee that 100% of your donation goes directly to fund treatment programmes. Please give now to support the fight against schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.

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