Mission and goals
Helping those who suffer from and are at risk of neglected tropical disease.
The mission of SCI is to help those who suffer from and are at risk of Neglected Tropical Diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Creating awareness, changing perceptions and fostering global support for National Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programmes;
- Promoting effective collaboration and developing key partnerships in order to mobilise resources against NTDs;
- Empowering governments to run successful and sustainable National NTD Programmes;
- Ensuring universal access to effective treatment to everyone who suffers from NTDs;
- Building the capacity of civil society and affected communities to break the cycle of transmission;
- Developing and deploying a new generation of improved preventative and therapeutic tools and strategies to eliminate NTD.
Our goal is to reduce the global disease burden of NTDs in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In order to achieve this we need to control and eliminate these diseases as public health problems, hence improve childhood development, school attendance and performance, pregnancy outcomes, and worker productivity among the world's poorest populations. Read more about Sustainable Development Goals.
This can be achieved through the development of health education, appropriate administrative infrastructure, technical competence, and monitoring and evaluation methods within the countries affected by NTDs. Once these systems are in place regular drug treatment, either annually or as appropriate, in order to decrease the disease burden of the affected population to a level where it is no longer classed as a public health problem, can be provided.
Urine samples to test for Schistosomiasis.