Over 240 million people suffer from the tropical disease schistosomiasis, with more than 200,000 dying each year as a result. Together with our partners we plan to eliminate this disease once and for all.

Our goal is elimination

We are committed towards the fight against schistosomiasis today more than ever. With the right interventions it is treatable and preventable, this is why we and our partners are working tirelessly to make schistosomiasis history.

…is one of the most devastating tropical disease in terms of public health burden and economic impact. The core objective of our investments in schistosomiasis is to eliminate this life-threatening disease. By providing tablets to treat schistosomiasis at scale, we are enabling people living in highly endemic regions to become healthy and fully active members of their societies. This in turn supports sustainable development in their communities. We are proud to play a part in advancing both stronger health systems and economic growth.

  • Disease caused by parasitic worms.

  • Associated with poverty and inadequate sanitation.

  • More than 240 million people infected worldwide.

  • 200,000 people die every year.

  • 92% of the estimated cases are found in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Treatment is possible and available.

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  • What is schistosomiasis?

    Schistosomiasis is a water-borne tropical disease caused by parasitic worms. Click below to learn more about it.

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  • Living our commitment

    More than a decade ago we committed ourselves to the fight against schistosomiasis. Learn more about our efforts to eliminate the disease.

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  • What has been going on?

    More awareness will lead to greater action to control and eliminate schistosomiasis. Have a look at how we have been creating awareness of this disease.

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