GiveWell is known for its in-depth analysis to find and recommend charities. For the past three years, we have been recommended for our work to distribute treatment for schistosomiasis, an infection that causes the death of 200,000 people a year in sub-Saharan Africa, and intestinal worms, which affect 1.5 billion people worldwide.
In 2018, following more detailed monitoring of our deworming work and a 50 per cent increase in its estimate of Sightsavers’ cost-effectiveness, GiveWell continued to recommend us for deworming’s “strong track record and excellent cost-effectiveness” and our standout record of transparency.
Sightsavers is proud to have been awarded a $9.7 million grant from GiveWell to scale up deworming projects to treat disabling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as these in five African countries. This will enable us to expand our work to reach new areas in Cameroon and Nigeria and deliver deworming treatments to more than 15 million children in sub-Saharan Africa.
“We are very excited to have been rated so highly by GiveWell. Our programmes are incredibly cost-effective, which was key to GiveWell’s decision to choose our deworming programme as a top charity." Dr Caroline Harper