SCI Foundation

TagLast edit: 11 Jun 2021 14:35 UTC by Pablo

The SCI Foundation (SCI), formerly known as the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, is a charity that works with governments in sub-Saharan Africa to create or scale up deworming programs.


SCI was founded in 2002 as an initiative within Imperial College London with a £20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (SCI Foundation 2020). In 2019, SCI became an independent organization, adopting its current name (SCI Foundation 2020).


As of June 2021, GiveWell estimates that SCI can deworm 100 children at a cost of about $100, leading to a cumulative $1,100 in additional earnings over the course of the children’s lives (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b).

SCI has been a GiveWell top-rated charity every year since 2011 (Sánchez 2019). The Life You Can Save features SCI in their list of “best charities” (The Life You Can Save 2021).


GiveWell (2020a) SCI Foundation, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2020b) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2020c) All content on SCI Foundation, GiveWell, November.

Sánchez, Sebastián et al. (2019) Timeline of Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Timelines Wiki, March 9 (updated 16 April 2021‎).

SCI Foundation (2020) Our history, SCI Foundation.

The Life You Can Save (2021) Best charities, The Life You Can Save.

Carolyn Henry: Elimi­nat­ing Par­a­sitic Worm Infections

EA Global18 Mar 2019 14:57 UTC
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Katie Fan­taguzzi: SCI Foun­da­tion — de­worm­ing done differently

EA Global21 Nov 2020 9:21 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Should we give to SCI or fund re­search into schis­to­so­mi­a­sis?

MaxDalton23 Sep 2015 15:00 UTC
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