Science

If we look life 100 years ago, and compare that with the today’s life, we will notice that Science has dramatically changed human life. SCI works with governments in sub-Saharan Africa to create or scale up mass drug administration programs (MDAs) for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) , in school-aged children and other groups determined to be at high risk.

1: The use of science in daily life has helped us a good deal in solving problems, dealing with the maintenance of health, production and preservation of food, construction of houses and providing communication and trans-portational (related to transport) facilities.

While it is our understanding that SCI’s programs generally target areas that require mass treatment according to WHO guidelines, the disease burden in SCI areas is on average lower than in the study areas, so our expectation is that the impact per child treated is lower in SCI areas.

Active Living Leaders is comprised of a series of peer-mentor training videos with a goal of helping people who would like to use the latest physical activity knowledge, sport resources, and transformational leadership principles to inform and motivate adults living with spinal cord injury to lead more active lives.

Note that we have excluded studies from Uganda ( Kabatereine et al. 2007 ) and Burkina Faso ( Touré et al. 2008 and Koukounari et al. 2007 ) because participants in these studies received separate, more intensive treatment than other children in those countries (discussed in blog posts in 2013 and 2014 ). Therefore, we believe that the results from Uganda and Burkina Faso do not reflect the quality of the national programs which were supported by SCI.