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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News & Updates

Tippy Taps used to Reduce the Spread of NTDs and COVID-19 in Angola


By Liya Assefa, Associate, Programs The END Fund has worked in Angola alongside the MENTOR Initiative since 2012, providing technical assistance to the National NTD Program at the Angolan Ministry of Health. Angola had its first suspected cases of COVID-19 in January 2020, with confirmed cases initially identified in late March. Subsequently, a state of…

First Ladies of Africa working to stop the spread of COVID-19


By Elisa Baring, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Joy Ruwodo, Director, Public Affairs    African First Ladies are organizing to provide coordination and guidance to help lead an effective response to COVID-19 across the continent. First Ladies can offer trusted advice and encouragement – leading by example and communicating clear, comprehensive directives, they can truly…

Helping Where We Can: COVID-19 & The END Fund


By: Warren Lancaster, Senior Vice President, Programs I am not a natural blogger as evidenced by the time that has passed since my last blog on our site. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it when I do write them as they tend to be fairly reflective. For a person who promotes what is called…