While it is not given as much attention in the media as other diseases, Schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia) affects over 200 million people worldwide and it is estimated that as many as 200,000 people die from it every year. It is a disease that causes great suffering for individuals, families, and communities as well results in major negative economic impacts within the countries of Africa, Asia, and South America where it is most common.
I am committed to giving a percentage of my annual profits in 2015 and 2016 to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) which is located within Imperial College London. SCI is top-rated charity at Give Well and was established with a $30 million dollar initial grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It is a unique partnership between the Harvard School of Public Health, Imperial College London, and the World Health Organization. They combine world-class research with effective prevention programs to combat this parasitic disease in order to improve the health and well-being of the world’s poorest populations.
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