Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

Health Workers distrubuting Praziquantel tablets at a mass drug administration program (SCI /

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Schistosomiasis Control Initiative provides technical assistance and funds for programmes that treat people for parasitic worms



Established Top Charity

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative is one of our Top Charities. Your donation to Schistosomiasis Control Initiative is likely to have a high impact.

Impact Summary

  • Cost Effectiveness: 4.5/5
  • Robustness of Evidence: 3/5
  • Track Record: 4/5
  • Room for More Funding: Yes
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Cause Impact

  • Importance: 2/5
  • Tractability: 5/5
  • Neglectedness: 4/5
Learn More Parasitic Worms

Fast Facts

  • Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasitic worms
  • The WHO estimates that at least 261 million people required preventive treatment for schistosomiasis in 2013, but only 40 million were treated
  • The disease is widespread, but extremely cheap and easy to treat. SCI can distribute deworming tablets for around $2 / person / year
  • SCI also treat other neglected tropical diseases like hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm