Unlimit Health – formerly known as SCI Foundation – is partnering with ministries of health in endemic countries, to support sustainable country-owned solutions that eliminate preventable parasitic infections.
They do this through technical and financial support to ministries of health, in line with their strategies and plans, to strengthen health systems within affected communities.
Their main area of focus is the elimination of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms). Endemic infections of these parasitic worms are found in some of the world’s most marginalised communities, and they can have a hugely detrimental effect on individuals.
Unlimit Health has launched an ambitious five-year strategy that sets out a new direction for improving health equity through tackling parasitic disease. It follows a deep analysis of the changing development and global health context.
The strategy acknowledges that progress made over the past decade – including on elimination of parasitic infections – has been compromised by the Covid-19 pandemic and signiﬁcant reductions in funding. It builds on the need for system resilience and equity at the heart of development efforts, and the shift in emphasis away from a funder-led agenda to one driven by local ownership and sustainability considerations.