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Health without limits? Meet Unlimit Health

23 February 2023

Unlimit Health – formerly known as SCI Foundation – launches an ambitious five-year strategy that sets out a new direction for improving health equity through tackling parasitic disease.

Today, Unlimit Health – formerly known as SCI Foundation – launches 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.

It is in this spirit that the organisation decided to align its strategy with the three pillars of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), enabling a stronger focus on programmatic action, cross-cutting approaches, and country ownership. It signifies a paradigm shift from intervention delivery to health equity and health system strengthening.

Wendy Harrison, CEO of Unlimit Health, explains:

“We know that NTD programmes are about more than just controlling parasitic diseases; they are about improving the health and wellbeing of communities and having a sustainable health system that can support all the needs of those communities. In our new strategy, we have underlined our commitment to supporting our partners, the ministries of health, to achieve that broader goal”.

Under this new vision, the organisation has also adopted Unlimit Health as its new name. Yael Velleman, Director of Policy and Communications, said:

“Our previous name no longer reflected what we’re trying to achieve – elimination, strong country systems, health equity. We needed a name that enabled us to fund and deliver our new strategy and to truly align with the needs of our partners.”

Both the strategy and new visual identity have been developed collaboratively, with input from the organisation’s partners and allies.

The name Unlimit Health comes from the organisation’s brand core purpose, health without limits, for all. It describes the organisation’s motivation to make a difference every day – to support everyone to have good health, free from limiting disease.

The logo combines the letter U, formed from a parasite in a water droplet.

Unlimit Health has a bold ambition: to end parasitic disease in affected communities globally. Over the next five years, the organisation will continue to work closely with affected countries, sharing evidence and expertise to eliminate preventable infections.


About us:

Unlimit Health is an international organisation working to end parasitic disease.

It partners with ministries of health to develop country-owned solutions that eliminate preventable infections. This work strengthens health systems, so people can live healthy lives, free from limiting disease.  The organization was established two decades ago as the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative within Imperial College London. Later it became an independent organization operating under the name SCI Foundation. Today, it is registered as Unlimit Health.

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