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Claudia Hammond to present the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of SCI Foundation

5 September 2022

SCI Foundation will feature on the BBC Radio 4 Appeal this Sunday 11th September.

We are pleased to announce that Claudia Hammond, award-winning broadcaster and author, will be presenting the appeal. Claudia makes frequent appearances on Radio 4 and presents the programme Health Check on BBC World Service.

Claudia says:

“On the BBC World Service, I present a programme on global health where I’ve seen the impact that diseases like this can have. And what really gets me, is when a disease can be treated and even prevented, but people can’t get that treatment”.

Working closely with Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa, SCI Foundation works to prevent and treat parasitic worm infections, such as . This debilitating disease is transmitted when people come into contact with parasite-infested water during their everyday activities like swimming, fishing or washing clothes.

Around 236 million people are affected by the disease worldwide.

In this Radio 4 appeal, Claudia highlights the effects the disease has on people, specifically the impact it had on Abdallah, a 12-year-old boy from Zanzibar.

How you can help

Tune into BBC Radio 4 on 11th September at 21:25pm, or Thursday 15th September at 15:27pm to hear the appeal.

[Please note appeal is no longer active]

What your donation will achieve

A £50 donation will buy deworming treatments for 150 children like Abdallah, so they can look forward to a brighter future. Thank you!