Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) Foundation supports governments in sub-Saharan African countries in developing effective programs to reduce parasitic worm infections.
The SCI Foundation's mission is to "prevent and treat neglected infectious diseases through strengthening impactful and comprehensive health programmes." They envision a world "free of preventable disease."
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SCI Foundation was founded in 2002 with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Program. SCI Foundation works to reduce cases of schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms. They also treat other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm. In 2019, only 39% of people who needed treatment for schistosomiasis and 52% of people who needed treatment for intestinal worms received that treatment. A total of 648 people did not receive the treatment they needed. This data comes from the World Health Organization’s NTD progress dashboard.