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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 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

121M People Treated in 2019

922M

922M Number of Treatments from 2012-2019

$1.07B

$1.07B Value of Treatments from 2012-2019

2.7M

2.7M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2019

30,819

30,819 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2019

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

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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

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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…

The END Fund and the Luminos Fund Align Efforts to Fight COVID-19

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By James Porter and Maretta Silverman The END Fund works to end the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which together affect 1.7 billion people worldwide. A group of parasitic and bacterial diseases, NTDs trap people in the cycle of poverty and amongst children, infection leads to malnutrition, cognitive impairment, stunted growth, and the…