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SCI - Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

The SCI works with Ministries of Health and Education in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen to treat their populations for the parasitic “worm” infections, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). These infections affect the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world.

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The SCI at Imperial College London works with Ministries of Health and Education in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen to treat their populations for the parasitic “worm” infections, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH). These infections affect the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world.

The World Health Organization estimates that 206 million people have schistosomiasis and 1.5 billion have STH.

These infections can result in: anaemia, stunted growth, reduced school attendance, impaired cognitive development, reduced worker productivity, and internal organ damage.

However, studies show that treating schistosomiasis and STH can:

-Increase school attendance by up to 255
-Increase future earnings by 40%
-Reverse damaging effects of infections

The majority of SCI-supported programmes treat school-age children (5-14 years old), but can include at-risk adults.

Treatment is cost-effective. £1 provides treatment for three people.

Since its foundation in 2002, SCI has supported the delivery of over 159 million treatments for these infections.



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The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative has authorized Rethink Charity Foundation, a registered Canadian nonprofit (BN 79318 7881) to manage this fund. 100% of donations, aside from credit card fees, will be granted to SCI.

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Tee Barnett and Baxter Bullock are co-founders of RC Forward, Students for High-Impact Charity (SHIC) and Executive Directors at Rethink Charity, organizations providing education on how to make the largest positive impact on the world with their time, skills, and money.

Baxter is a former high school math teacher who has traveled in over 30 countries. Tee earned his M.A. specializing in International Development from National Chengchi University (政治大學) in Taipei.