Sightsavers — Deworming

Aisha, Mariam, Murjanat, Fatima, Zainab and Hadiza, pictured during a Sightsavers-supported schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminth (deworming) school-based drug distribution in Islamiya Primary School, Koton Karfe village, Kogi State, 2016.
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To support deworming programs
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Published: April 2017

Note: This grant was awarded while the Open Philanthropy Project was a partnership between GiveWell and Good Ventures.

Good Ventures awarded a grant of $2,950,000 to Sightsavers in January 2017 to support its deworming program, in recognition of the program earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2016.

GiveWell recommends charities that (1) focus on programs with a strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness, (2) can use additional funding to expand their core programs and (3) are exceptionally transparent. Our grants to GiveWell-recommended charities are intended to help these outstanding organizations scale their programs and to signal the importance of qualities like cost-effectiveness and transparency to other charities and donors. Read GiveWell’s review of Sightsavers’ deworming program to learn more about the charity’s activities and follow its progress.