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 868 million children.

  • Intestinal Worms:

    1.5BRequire Treatment

  • Lymphatic Filariasis:

    892MRequire Treatment

  • River Blindness:

    205MRequire Treatment

  • Schistosomiasis:

    220MRequire 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

The story of the END Fund

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Where We Work

News & Updates

A look back at 2018


2018 was a fantastic year for the neglected tropical disease (NTD) community. With our partners, we treated more than 120 million people with over 230 million treatments valued at approximately $345 million. We helped train more than 600k health workers and provided over 1,700 surgeries for people with advanced stages of trachoma and lymphatic filariasis.

In pictures: Launch of IDA Drug Therapy Pilot Program in Kenya


In a historic moment, the Kenyan Ministry of Health piloted a new drug therapy for lymphatic filariasis in November 2018. IDA (ivermectin, diethylcarbamazine, albendazole) treatment has the potential to reduce the time to treat and break transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) from at least five years down to just two years. Globally, 892 million people…

Breakthrough Lymphatic Filariasis Treatment Piloted in Kenya – a First for Africa


NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 15 — IDA treatment, a new triple drug therapy with the potential to reduce the time to treat and break transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) from at least five years down to two years, will be piloted today in a tremendous effort led by the Kenyan Ministry of Health and supported by…

New Book With Foreword by Bill Gates Tells Remarkable Story of Progress Toward Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)—One Step, One Scientist, and One Worm at a Time


Turned-in eyelashes that scratch the cornea, relentless itching due to millions of worms in the skin, blindness, bloody urine, enlarged scrotums, extremely swollen legs and feet… These are but a few examples of the devastating impact neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have on people. One and a half billion people—almost 20% of the world’s population—need treatment…