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This is What an Amazing Charity Looks Like

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With its strong track record and outstanding cost-effectiveness, the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) has been ranked by GiveWell as #2 most recommended charity in the world. SCI is also recommended as a top charity by Giving What We Can.

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic worm disease that leads to chronic ill-health and affects more than 200 million people in developing countries, 85 % of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately 600 million people are at risk of contracting schistosomiasis because they live in tropical regions where water supply and sanitation are inadequate or non-existent.

Evidence shows that deworming cheaply and effectively improves health, and – perhaps surprisingly – is one of the most effective ways of increasing school attendance. And the treatment comes at less than 50p for a pill.

Join us for a talk and a discussion with Prof. Fenwick, the founder and director of SCI . As always, snacks will be provided.

This talk is part of the Effective Altruism: Cambridge series.

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