Treating 14,439 kids for deadly neglected tropical disease

Jun 2017

SCI Foundation

Charity Partner
This month's 1% will treat 14,439 children and at-risk adults from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with our partner Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. Controlling these devastating diseases is vital if we are to end the cycle of poverty from generation to generation. NTDs can prevent adults from working, keep children from learning and can mean the added burden of medical fees on already stretched families. SCI will be allocating these funds later this year and we’ll be able to let you know where in the world your 1% is going then.

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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