From informing World Health Organization policy, to working with local governments to sensitise local communities and train national staff members, we work hard to ensure that the work SCI is doing is making a positive change in the way NTDs, specifically schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths, are being addressed. Since 2002 our work has expanded from treating just 533 thousand people in the first year to now treating over 140+ million by 2015. To find out more about our early growth please see the following publication: The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI): rationale, development and implementation from 2002–2008 (PDF).