The Problem

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect more than1.5 billion of the world’s most impoverished people, including 836 million children.

  • Intestinal Worms:

    1.5BRequire Treatment

  • Lymphatic Filariasis:

    856MRequire Treatment

  • River Blindness:

    198MRequire Treatment

  • Schistosomiasis:

    206MRequire Treatment

  • Trachoma:

    190MRequire Treatment

Our Vision

To ensure people at risk of neglected tropical diseases can live healthy and prosperous lives.

Our Impact


97M People Treated in 2017


500M Number of Treatments from 2012-2017


$993M Value of Treatments from 2012-2017


1.1M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2017


11,499 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2017

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Building Partnerships in Kenya


In 2018, Kenya is set to complete its fifth round of deworming for school-age children, pilot a new drug therapy for lymphatic filariasis (LF) that will accelerate the end of the disease, and provide surgeries for men with debilitating hydroceles. With all of these impressive gains towards ending NTDs, this episode focuses on the story Dr.…

Children waiting in line for medicine

The END Fund Is Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases for 1.5 Billion People


By David Brand, Global Citizen This article originally appeared on GlobalCitizen.org. In early-April, representatives from the END Fund arrived at the Global Citizen office lugging a jar filled with 200 intestinal worms. They came to educate Global Citizen staff about a collection of preventable illnesses known as Neglected Tropical Diseases — parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases…

Daniel Shungu meeting with villagers

The Story of Daniel Shungu


Daniel Shungu first came to the United States in 1962 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. His plan was not to stay in America for the rest of his life, but to get an education and return to the DRC with skills that would help people in his country. However, his life plan changed and…

Child receiving medicine in line for deworming

GiveWell: Our top charities for giving season 2017


Originally published on GiveWell This year, we added two new top charities, Evidence Action’s No Lean Season program and Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program, and retained our seven top charities from 2016. We also added Evidence Action’s Dispensers for Safe Water program to our list of standout charities. We recommend that donors give to…