Raised enough to treat 6,000 people for Neglected Tropical DiseasesAug 2013
SCI FoundationCharity Partner
Another landmark this month by reaching 127 members now giving over £4,000 each month. For Schistosomiasis Control Initiative this will buy treatments for 7 Neglected Tropical Diseases for a minimum of 6,000 people.
SCI treat children (and at risk adults) for schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths (STH - whipworm, hookworm, roundworm). These simple treatments prevent anaemia, impaired growth and development in children and the development of life-threatening conditions such as bladder cancer, kidney malfunction or liver and spleen damage. "A best buy" in public health, it costs as little as 50p to treat a person for a year through SCI and our donation will fund treatments guarantied for distribution reaching an incredible 6,000-8,000 people.
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.