Timeline of Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

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2002 SCI is founded through a US$32 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation[1], to tackle schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa, where infected people are unable to afford the drugs needed for treatment.[2]
2002 SCI begins program in Uganda, the first operating country.[3] Uganda
2003 October SCI selects six countries for full support: Uganda, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Tanzania, and Zambia. The countries each propose a different implementation approach and management structure for their large-scale schistosomiasis control.[4]
2003 SCI begins program in Zambia, Zanzibar, and Niger.[3] Zambia, Zanzibar, Niger
2006 ": In 2006, SCI received large grants from USAID and the Gates Foundation to support integrated NTD programs in eight countries for five years to treat lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and trachoma, in addition to schistosomiasis and STH"[1]
2007 SCI receives a grant to expand its work to Rwanda and Burundi.[1]
2007 SCI program starts in Burundi.[3] Burundi
2010 SCI begins working in Côte d'Ivoire.[1] Côte d'Ivoire
2010 SCI receives £10.5 million (plus separate funding for drugs) from the British Department for International Development for treating schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in eight countries over five years.[1]
2010 October "In 2010, SCI received £10.5 million64 (plus separate funding for drugs) from DFID for treating schistosomiasis and STH65 in eight countries over five years."[5][1]
2011 SCI begins program in Liberia, Malawi, and Mozambique.[3] Liberia, Malawi, Mozanbique
2012 SCI program starts in Côte d'Ivoire, two years later due to political turmoil.[1][3] Côte d'Ivoire
2012 SCI begins conversations with the Government of Ethiopia about starting a national schistosomiasis treatment program.[1] Ethiopia
2012 SCI reaches median coverage for schistosomiasis treatment at 77% in Malawi.[6]
2013 SCI begins first round of treatment in Ethiopia and Mauritania.[1][3][1][3] Ethiopia, Mauritania
2013 – 2014 Between November 2013 and April 2014 SCI funds mapping in Ethiopia.[1] Ethiopia
2014 SCI begins program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar.[3] Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar
2014 ". Starting in 2014, SCI began working with other partners in Côte d'Ivoire, including Sightsavers, the END Fund, and Helen Keller International on a more integrated neglected tropical diseases (NTD) program."[1]
2014 "In 2014, UK's Department for International Development awarded SCI an additional £16.6 million over four and a half years (June 2014 to December 2018) to extend the program and expand it to an additional two countries."[1]
2014 ACI reaches median coverage for schistosomiasis treatment at 69% in Malawi, 82% in Côte d'Ivoire, and 47% in Uganda.[6]
2014 – 2015 SCI reports having delivered 3.1 million treatments in Côte d'Ivoire in the period.[1] Côte d'Ivoire
2015 ACI reaches median coverage for schistosomiasis treatment at 81% in Mozambique, 93% in Zambia (2015), and 80% in Zanzibar.[6]
2015 – 2016 " During its 2015-16 budget year, SCI planned to deliver around 0.6 million treatments and reported delivering 1.4 million treatments in Côte d'Ivoire"[1]
2015 – 2016 Between April 2015 and March 2016 "SCI spent around $2.1 million in unrestricted funding and $0.8 million in restricted funding in Ethiopia between April 2015 and March 2016."[1]
2015 – 2016 "Between April 2015 and March 2016, SCI reports that it delivered 890,000 treatments in Uganda; 1.2 million treatments were planned"[1]
2011 SCI begins program in Nigeria.[3] Nigeria
2016 January "Good Ventures awarded a grant of $1,000,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support in January 2016, in recognition of the organization’s earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2015. See GiveWell’s review of SCI for more about its activities and to follow its progress."[7]
2016 August "GiveWell estimates that programs supported by SCI can deworm a person for approximately $1.26 based (including the estimated cost of SCI’s funding to country programs, SCI’s headquarters costs, cost of donated drugs, and local government involvement)."[6]
2017 January "Good Ventures awarded a grant of $13,500,000 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) for general operating support in January 2017, in recognition of its earning a “top charity” ranking from GiveWell in 2016."[8]
2017 GiveWell allocates 100% of its discretionary fund to the SCI in the fourth quarter of the year, totalling US$5.6 million.[9]
2018 "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."[9]

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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 "Schistosomiasis Control Initiative: Supplementary Information". givewell.org. Retrieved 11 March 2019. 
  2. "Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment programme". imperial.ac.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 "OUR REACH". schistosomiasiscontrolinitiative.org. Retrieved 12 March 2019. 
  4. "Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) — 2015 Review, Updated April 2016". givewell.org. Retrieved 12 March 2019. 
  5. "Imperial initiative to protect children from tropical disease awarded £25m government backing". imperial.ac.uk. Retrieved 11 March 2019. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "SCHISTOSOMIASIS CONTROL INITIATIVE". givingwhatwecan.org. Retrieved 12 March 2019. 
  7. "Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2016)". openphilanthropy.org. Retrieved 11 March 2019. 
  8. "Schistosomiasis Control Initiative — General Support (2017)". openphilanthropy.org. Retrieved 11 March 2019. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "HOW YOUR MONEY IS SPENT". schistosomiasiscontrolinitiative.org. Retrieved 15 March 2019.