SCI (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative)

SCI (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative)

Charity information

SCI (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative)

Since 2002 SCI has been assisting governments across sub-Saharan Africans to deliver treatments for 7 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to millions of children at high risk of serious disease.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    SCI is part of a global network working towards the elimination of neglected tropical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the delivery of an integrated "rapid impact package" consisting of 4 drugs (the majority donated by the pharmaceutical industry), millions of people can be treated annually for as little as 50 pence per year. Treating NTDs is a 'best buy' in public health according to The World Health Organization.

    Reaching 500 million individuals annually with these safe and effective drugs - over approx. A 7 year period - should eliminate the sickness and death caused by these diseases in Africa.

    The greatest impact of these diseases is the way they promote poverty, stigmatise, blind, disable and inhibit individuals from being able to care for themselves or their families.

    Since 2002, the SCI has worked towards treating and protecting the population of sub-Saharan African countries against schistosomiasis and intestinal worms. By 2007, thanks to funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation we have delivered over 40 million treatments. During 2006, the SCI was a founding partner of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control (www. Gnntdc. Org) and expanded its remit to integrating the control or elimination of 7 NTDs. Through integration SCI and its partner organisations cut costs, avoid duplication and expand coverage to treat many more vulnerable people.

  • Aims

    SCI (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative) aims to:

    • Ensuring universal access to effective treatment to everyone who suffers from NTDs
    • Building the capacity of civil society and affected communities to break the cycle of transmission
    • Creating awareness, changing perceptions and fostering global support for National NTD Programmes
    • Empowering governments to run successful and sustainable National NTD Control Programmes
    • Promoting effective collaboration and developing key partnerships in order to mobilize resources against NTDs
  • Overview

    Established: February 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 273071

    Full time staff: 12

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 02075943287

    Address: SCI - Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Department of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Imperial College, St Mary's Campus Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG

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