Treated 9,416 children and at risk adults against neglected tropical diseases

Aug 2015

SCI Foundation

Charity Partner
With our donation of  £4,708, SCI will be able to reach, treat and protect 9,416 children and at risk adults against neglected tropical diseases. Ethiopia was the main recipient Be One Percents donation to SCI during 2014.  The incredible commitment of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to its NTD Programme combined with an enormous amount of hard work from many parties, including SCI, has secured sizeable funding for Ethiopia going forward.  In 2015 SCI are committed to continuing to assist treatments in Cote d'Ivoire, Sudan, DRC, Madagascar and Mozambique and to assisting the Sudan where at least 5 million children await treatment. Every £1 donated by 1%Members this month will treat 2 people against neglected tropical diseases.

The SCI Foundation assists Ministries of Health across Sub-Saharan Africa to control and then eliminate schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths (STH – whipworm, hookworm, roundworm) from their population utilising the World Health Organization’s Drug Donation Programme for praziquantel and albendazole. 230 million people require preventive treatment with praziquantel, and over 835 million children need a treatment with albendazole/mebendazole, to eliminate these parasitic diseases from their bodies. Treatment prevents anaemia, impaired growth and development in children and the development of life-threatening conditions of bladder cancer, kidney malfunction or liver and spleen damage. 100% of Be One Percent donations are allocated to direct programme costs.

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