SCI Foundation

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

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SCI Foundation provides technical assistance and funds for programs that treat people for parasitic worms

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Fast Facts

  • Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasitic worms
  • The WHO estimates that at least 218 million people required preventive treatment for schistosomiasis in 2015, but only 66.5 million were treated
  • The disease is widespread, but extremely cheap and easy to treat. SCI can distribute deworming tablets for around $1.19 / person / year
  • SCI also treats other neglected tropical diseases like hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm