The Problem

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect more than 1.7 billion of the world’s most impoverished people, including more than 1 billion children.

  • Intestinal Worms:

    1.7BRequire Treatment

  • Lymphatic Filariasis:

    893MRequire Treatment

  • River Blindness:

    218MRequire Treatment

  • Schistosomiasis:

    229MRequire Treatment

  • Trachoma:

    178MRequire Treatment

Our Vision

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

Our Impact


121M People Treated in 2019


922M Number of Treatments from 2012-2019


$1.07B Value of Treatments from 2012-2019


2.7M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2019


30,819 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2019

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Changing priorities from a vector control advisor to a technical advisor on disinfection


By Daniel Boakye For the past few months following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the END Fund’s  programmatic priorities have shifted like many other organizations to supporting efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. This also meant a shift of my role as a technical advisor to the countries supported by the Reaching the…

Lessons from our social mobilization campaign in Nigeria


By  Elisa Baring, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Tegan Joseph Mosugu, Associate Director, Media and Public Relations In 2019, the END Fund partnered with Nigerian Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong to create a social awareness media campaign aimed at combating the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Nigeria. William is also part of Common Goal…

Small organizations making big impacts in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the DRC


By Sabrina Pascoe, Associate, Programs and Greg Porter, Senior Associate, Communications  United Front Against River Blindness (UFAR) has been treating communities for river blindness in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2006. But now, it has repurposed its sprawling operations to take on the daunting challenge of stopping the spread of COVID-19 in a…

Inventing new ways of working in global health


Kimberly Kamara, Associate Vice President of Programs & Claire Chaumont, Director of Program Evidence, Measurement, and Evaluation Coordination is the cornerstone of success in progress made to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The NTD community would not have been as successful as it has in the last decades if it wasn’t for the incredible global…