Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Imperial College London
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Short description of the organization and its work to control and eliminate NTDs
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) aims to assist governments deliver treatments (either purchased by us for them - or donated drugs) to school aged children, plus other groups in need of treatments (lake side communities, fishermen, agricultural workers etc) . We target the poorest rural people offering praziquantel against schistosomiasis and albendazole or mebendazole intestinal helminths (STH), and where required we will assist with other NTDs (LF, Oncho, trachoma, hydrocoele surgery). We are very keen to measure impact and to monitor and evaluate the programmes so that feedback cam be provided to donors. We work closely with WHO, and follow their treatment strategy guidelines.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)