We’re recommended as one of the most cost-effective non-profit initiatives in the world by the international charity evaluator, GiveWell.

* Average results demonstrated for all country programmes where data are available. For every treatment provided against schistosomiasis, treatments are also offered against intestinal worm infections where both diseases are present. Treatment numbers are for schistosomiasis only and dating from 2010 when the current reporting system was established.

HOW Money was spent in FY17/18

Most funds received were from unrestricted donations, which has enabled us to expand the reach of our supported programmes. These donations are therefore vital for our work to eliminate parasitic worm infections.

92% of donations can be attributed to GiveWell, an international charity evaluator, which has named the SCI as one of its “top charities” for seven consecutive years.

In Q4 2017, GiveWell allocated 100% of its discretionary fund to the SCI, totalling $5.6 million. It allocated a further $0.89 million to the SCI in Q1 2018, which was 30% of its discretionary fund for that period. According to its recommendation, it asks that supporters donate 30% of a given donation to the SCI to maximise their impact.

The SCI work in partnership with governments in supported country programmes. As such, the SCI does not pay for country offices, which keeps programme costs low.

How money was spent

SCI Income - £15.7m




Read more about how money is spent in each country.


Donations: These funds are unrestricted and used as per SCI allocation criteria. Funds raised in FY17/18 is allocated to FY17/18 and future years to ensure sustainability of the programmes.

Grants: These are funds from donors with attached terms and conditions. These could include funds that should only be used in a specific country or location, within a particular time-frame, and that need to adhere to specific reporting requirements.

Programme costs: Include supporting our partners with programme planning, social mobilisation, training, drug logistics and distribution, and monitoring and evaluation.

Programme management: Include SCI employee and travel costs, communications and audit.


Grants by donor

Last year, we received grants totalling £5.8 million, making up 37% of our total income. The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is the largest donor, providing funding for our work in 10 countries.

Grants by donor - FY 17/18 - £5.8m



Our programme partners are doing an amazing job, but there are still more countries that need support. With more funding, we’re confident we can help reach even more people.


  • Only 63% of school-age children needing treatment globally were treated in 2016

  • 41 million have never received treatment

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Intestinal worm infections

  • Only 48% of school-age children needing treatment globally were treated in 2016

  • 719 million have never received treatment

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