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. In 2019, SCI became an independent organization, adopting its current name.
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For the year 2019, GiveWell maintained their recommendation, but noted that while "SCI offers donors an outstanding opportunity to accomplish good with their donations [...], at this time, it does not have capacity to use new donations effectively." This notice was removed in 2020.
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