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:

    158MRequire 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


$933M Value of Treatments from 2012-2017


1.1M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2017


11,584 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2017

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Listening Tour: Naming Neglected Tropical Diseases


August 23rd, 2018 The diseases that we now refer to as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can be pretty hard to pronounce. However, they haven’t always been lumped together as neglected tropical diseases. On the latest episode of Listening Tour, we hear a story from Alan Fenwick, founder of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, on why and…

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May 18th, 2018 In 2007, the Legatum Foundation, one of the founding investors in the END Fund, first invested in a pilot program for NTDs in Rwanda. Between 2008-2017, almost 52 million generously donated treatments were delivered valued at over $2.7 million. This treatment led to a 30% decrease in the prevalence of intestinal worms…

Hikers climbing up Mt. Kilimanjaro

Summit to See the END 2018


12 climbers from the US, Switzerland, and Tanzania have set out to trek up more than 19,000 feet to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise funds and awareness for neglected tropical diseases. Day 1: Machame Gate to Machame Camp The hikers arrived at Machame Gate already at 1,800 meters to begin their climb. Everyone…

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.…