Sightsavers — Deworming Programs (February 2021)

Mass drug administration at EBU Miguel Antonio Mango school, Farim, Guinea Bissau. (Photo courtesy of Sightsavers.)

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,796,000 to Sightsavers to support deworming programs, 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 Sightsavers’ deworming program to learn more about the charity’s activities and follow its progress.

Sightsavers — Deworming Programs (January 2019)

School children are measured by their teachers to ensure they take the correct dosage of schistosomiasis treatment in Farim, Guinea Bissau. (Photo courtesy of Sightsavers)

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $9,700,000 to Sightsavers to support deworming programs, 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 Sightsavers’ deworming program to learn more about the charity’s activities and follow its progress.

Sightsavers — Deworming Programs (January 2018)

Susan, pictured, taking her treatment for schistosomiasis during a school deworming program in Lokoja, Nigeria. (Photo courtesy of Sightsavers)

The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $2,500,000 to Sightsavers to support deworming programs, 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 Sightsavers’ deworming program to learn more about the charity’s activities and follow its progress.

Sightsavers — Deworming (January 2017)

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.

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.