Sightsavers' vision to eliminate neglected tropical disease
Client Sightsavers : Association RSTMH
Snail fever (or schistosomiasis) is caused by parasites released by fresh water snails. It is a
debilitating and potentially deadly disease that affects 1 billion people across the globe, predominately
children, in areas of the world with poor access to health and sanitation.
International charity Sightsavers work in 30 countries including Guinea Bissau in West Africa one of the
world’s poorest nations, with a vision to eliminate neglected tropical disease including snail fever. Their
projects include distribution of medicine, promoting cleanliness by building water points and organising
health screenings for life changing outcomes to communities.