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The Problem

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect more than 1.65 billion people, including nearly 1 billion children.

  • Intestinal Worms:

    914MChildren Require Treatment

  • Lymphatic Filariasis:

    794MRequire Treatment

  • River Blindness:

    244MRequire Treatment

  • Schistosomiasis:

    251MRequire Treatment

  • Trachoma:

    116MRequire Treatment

Our Vision

To ensure people at risk of neglected tropical diseases can live healthy and prosperous lives. At The END Fund, our commitment is to support efforts that accelerate the elimination of NTDs to achieve the 2030 World Health Organization elimination goals.

Our Impact

Our work to treat NTD’s helps children stay healthy and in school, prevents advanced cases that cause irreversible disability, and reduces the economic burden of disease on families.

201M

201M People Treated in 2022

1.57B

1.57B Number of Treatments from 2012-2022

$2.34B

$2.34B Value of Treatments from 2012-2022

5.10M

5.10M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2022

96,018

96,018 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2022

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“I am a community Girl” – Florence Wakesho, Parasitologist 

“I am a community Girl” – Florence Wakesho, Parasitologist 

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My name is Florence Wakesho, I am from Kenya. I am currently a Medical Parasitologist at the Ministry of Health in Kenya, under the Neglected Tropical Diseases unit within the Vector Borne Disease Prevention Department. I joined the Disease Prevention Department some time in 2012 – that’s over a decade ago now but who’s counting?…

The END Fund Celebrates the Expansion of the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Eliminate River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa

The END Fund Celebrates the Expansion of the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Eliminate River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa

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The Reaching the Last Mile Fund (RLMF) will expand its disease elimination program for lymphatic filariasis (LF) and river blindness, the world’s 4th leading cause of preventable blindness, from 11 countries to 39 countries after partners pledged more resources in the effort to end these two debilitating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).  His Highness Sheikh Abdullah…

Employee Spotlight: Dr. Kebron Haile

Employee Spotlight: Dr. Kebron Haile

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As cases of a deadly disease, visceral leishmaniasis, continue to spread in small rural communities in areas of East Africa, Dr. Kebron Haile, a Technical Advisor for the VL initiative at the END Fund, has been able to use her years of first hand experience treating the disease to help the region coordinate an effective response. That is the great challenge that Dr. Kebron Haile faces here at the END Fund. Dr. Kebron is the END Fund resident expert on all things VL.