SCI (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative)

URGENT delivery of medicines to Ethiopia

Provide desperately needed financial and technical assistance to the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to deliver the single annual treatment for schistosomiasis (3.5 million tablets of praziquantel donated by WHO) to 1.5 million children and 6.8 million tablets against STH before the tablets expire

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (273071)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




Ethiopia is one of the most heavily populated and infected (with schisto and STH) countries in Africa. WHO recognised the severity of the situation and donated drugs for treatment. Lack of funds for delivery has prevented millions of children receiving treatment to combat these diseases. If the drugs are not delivered soon then they will have to be destroyed. We hope that the distribution of these tablets will kick-start a 5 year national programme and have a lasting impact on child health.


This project will provide the government of Ethiopia with the necessary technical and financial assistance required to distribute the donated tablets to their at-risk population. It will also provide funds to map the distribution of disease across the country so resources can be targeted most effectively, and will provide assistance for a stakeholders’ meeting to bring together all the relevant organisations involved in deworming in the country to help plan the ongoing national campaigns.