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Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases - Alan Fenwick

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Professor Alan Fenwick is the founder of Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI), a charity that works to eliminate debilitating tropical diseases. With its strong track record and outstanding cost-effectiveness, SCI is one of the best charities in the world, as evaluated by GiveWell and Giving What We Can. SCI has been supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that leads to chronic ill-health and affects more than 200 million people in developing countries, 85% of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Evidence shows that deworming cheaply and effectively improves health, and is one of the most effective ways of increasing school attendance. The treatment comes at less than 50p for a pill.

Join us for an evening with Prof. Fenwick to hear from a man who has dedicated his career to doing the most good he can do. As always, snacks will be provided.

This talk is part of the EA: Cambridge series.

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