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The Problem

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect more than 1.7 billion 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

92M

92M People Treated in 2020

1.07B

1.07B Number of Treatments from 2012-2020

$1.36B

$1.36B Value of Treatments from 2012-2020

3.46M

3.46M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2020

43,419

43,419 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2020

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A Leader Among Leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela.

A Leader Among Leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela.

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By Ellen Agler, CEO of the END Fund This week, we mourn the passing of a leader among leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela. To work in the field of Neglected Tropical Diseases without Mwele, as she was affectionately known by so many, feels instantly different. Her influence runs so deep and so wide that her…

“NTD Champions” Offer a Model for Collaboration and Impact Across Sectors

“NTD Champions” Offer a Model for Collaboration and Impact Across Sectors

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By Taylor Mann, Associate Director of Public Affairs, the END Fund Since its formation in 2020, a group of Champions consistently leveraged their passion, skills, and networks in concert to fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This network of international and Pan African leaders are shining examples of how individuals can use their voices to…