Bought Neglected and Tropical Diseases Treatment for 6,792 Children

Oct 2012

SCI Foundation

Charity Partner
Through SCI (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative) at Imperial College London just 50p is all it takes to treat a child for 7 Neglected Tropical Diseases. In October 2012 we raised enough to treat a staggering 6,792 children through SCI programmes. This illustrates just how significant giving 1% can be.

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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