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 869 million children.

  • Intestinal Worms:

    1.5BRequire Treatment

  • Lymphatic Filariasis:

    894MRequire Treatment

  • River Blindness:

    205MRequire Treatment

  • Schistosomiasis:

    220MRequire Treatment

  • Trachoma:

    157MRequire Treatment

Our Vision

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

Our Impact


134M People Treated in 2018


724M Number of Treatments from 2012-2018


$1.3B Value of Treatments from 2012-2018


1.8M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2018


13,692 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2018

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Daniel Boakye’s Story


Standing on the bank of the fast-flowing Gambia River in Senegal, Daniel Boakye observed fly collectors as they waited for flies to land. Stationed at the breeding site, the collectors’ job was to capture each one of the small black flies into a glass tube. They would then be sent to the lab to be…

Five things you probably didn’t know about Schistosomiasis


Schistosomiasis is second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease in tropical countries. Worldwide, there are more than 220 million people requiring treatment for schistosomiasis with over 188 million living in Africa, according to the World Health Organization. (1) Schistosomiasis goes by many names. It is sometimes called bilharzia (after the Dr. Bilharz…

Kids waiting in line to receive medicine.

Seven things to know about intestinal worms


1 out ever 5 people on the planet still require treatment for intestinal worms (1.5 billion people). The most common forms of intestinal worms are hookworm, ascaris (roundworm), and trichuris (whipworm). These parasites have stymied human health for generations, causing pain, stealing nutrients, and stunting both physical and cognitive growth in children, preventing them from…