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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.[1] In 2019, SCI became an independent organization, adopting its current name.[1]


SCI was a GiveWell top-rated charity between 2011 and 2022.[2] [3] GiveWell estimates that SCI can deworm a child at a cost of around $1.[4][5]

As of July 2022, SCI Foundation has received over $27.1 million in funding from Open Philanthropy,[6] and $1.5 million from Effective Altruism Funds.[7]

The Life You Can Save features SCI in their list of "best charities".[8]


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