Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative works to eliminate debilitating tropical diseases. 

In the Sub-Saharan region of Africa, over one billion individuals are affected by a type of disease that does not attract much attention: Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). 

These parasitic and bacterial infections can blind, weaken, deform, and injure those affected. 

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) works to alleviate the spread of NTDs by teaming up with a variety of public and private healthcare services in order to plan and execute deworming programs.

From 2002 to the present day, SCI has dispersed over 140 million deworming treatments to individuals. 

Your donation today can help deliver deworming medicine to children affected by NTDs and adults who are at risk. 

Make Your Next Birthday High Impact

Think about it: sacrifice an aesthetically-iffy sweater, an itchy nightgown, a “bored” game, your 7th pair of slipper socks, someone else’s idea of a “funny” read—all those gifts that juuuust missed the mark at your last birthday—and instead, save some lives.

Seem like a good trade? We think so!

So many of us have unwanted (not to mention environmentally wasteful) presents piling up in our homes from parties of years past. By participating in High-Impact Birthdays, you can bypass the clutter and receive the greater satisfaction of doing good.

Simply ask friends, family and colleagues to forgo pesky gifts to you and instead donate to a high-impact charity of your choice, thoroughly vetted by independent charity evaluators like The Life You Can Save, GiveWell, and Giving What We Can.

It’s a very low-time investment, high-impact way for an individual—or group—to raise hundreds or thousands of dollars for proven charities. Perfect for students or those who, while they may not have a lot of cash themselves, know or work with those who do.

So, join us—donate your next birthday, and you won’t be sorry. Do it alone or ask friends to help and make it a group effort. Promote the campaign all around. Then watch the donations come rolling in as you rack up the satisfaction of knowing that your special day has a made a difference in the lives of others.

- The Students for High-Impact Charity and Rethink Charity Teams


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