Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2019)

A child is measured to determine the proper dosage of medication to combat parasitic worm infections. (Photo courtesy of SCI)

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended $2,500,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support, due to its status as a GiveWell top charity. We followed the recommendation of GiveWell staff regarding how to allocate grantmaking between GiveWell top charities.

Read GiveWell’s review of SCI to learn more about the charity’s activities and follow its progress.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2018)

A schoolchild in Cote d’Ivoire receives praziquantel treatment for schistosomiasis from a member of the drug distribution team. (Photo courtesy of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative)

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $2,500,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) via Imperial College Foundation for general support, due to its status as a GiveWell top charity. We followed the recommendation of GiveWell staff regarding how to allocate grantmaking between GiveWell top charities.

Read GiveWell’s review of SCI to learn more about the charity’s activities and follow its progress.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2017)

Children receiving an explanation of SCI’s deworming program. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)

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 $13,500,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support in January 2017, in recognition of its 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 SCI to learn more about the charity’s activities and follow its progress.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2016)

Children line up to register for deworming treatment provided by SCI. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)

 

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


Good Ventures awarded a grant of $1,000,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support in January 2016, in recognition of the organization’s earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2015. See GiveWell’s review of SCI for more about its activities and to follow its progress.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2014)

A child takes a tablet provided by the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative while other children wait for their turn. (Photo courtesy of SCI)

 

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


Good Ventures awarded a grant of $3,000,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support, via the Imperial College Foundation, in recognition of SCI’s earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2014. See GiveWell’s review of SCI for more about its activities and to follow its progress.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2013)

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative treats a girl with praziquantel for schistosomiasis at the launch of the Ugandan NTD programme in Entebbe, Uganda in October 2013. (Photo courtesy of SCI)

 

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


Good Ventures awarded a grant of $750,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support, via the Imperial College Foundation, in recognition of SCI’s earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2013. See GiveWell’s review of SCI for more about its activities and to follow its progress.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2012)

Schoolchildren in Lilongwe District, Malawi wait to receive SCI-funded deworming medication, October 2011. (Photo courtesy of GiveWell)

 

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


Good Ventures awarded a grant of $250,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support, via the Imperial College Foundation, in recognition of GiveWell’s No. 3 charity ranking in 2012. We expect this grant to help us learn about the challenges of scaling up a proven program and coordinating with country governments. See GiveWell’s review of SCI for more about its activities and to follow its progress.