Our August 1% will treat approximately 19,000 children and at-risk adults from deadly neglected tropical diseases with Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI).
Schistosomiasis is among a handful of parasitic and bacterial infections threatening 836 million children worldwide. Without treatment, these kids could die or suffer a lifetime of disabilities and severe pain. Treating them, as well as efforts to improve nutrition, education and economic productivity (the pillars of our 1% projects) is the secret to ending extreme poverty.
Our 1% will be allocated in the next funding stream from SCI. We’ll update you which country it will reach as soon as we know.