The Problem

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect more than 1.5 billion of the world’s most impoverished people, including 836 million children.

  • Intestinal Worms:

    1.5BRequire Treatment

  • Lymphatic Filariasis:

    856MRequire Treatment

  • River Blindness:

    198MRequire Treatment

  • Schistosomiasis:

    206MRequire Treatment

  • Trachoma:

    190MRequire Treatment

Our Vision

To ensure people at risk of neglected tropical diseases can live healthy and prosperous lives.

Our Impact


90M People Treated in 2017


331.8M Number of Treatments from 2012-2016


$662.9M Value of Treatments from 2012-2016


740,051 Health Workers Trained from 2012-2016


10,419 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2016

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Daniel Shungu meeting with villagers

The Story of Daniel Shungu


Daniel Shungu first came to the United States in 1962 from the Democratic Republic of Congo. His plan was not to stay in America for the rest of his life, but to get an education and return to the DRC with skills that would help people in his country. However, his life plan changed and…

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GiveWell: Our top charities for giving season 2017


Originally published on GiveWell This year, we added two new top charities, Evidence Action’s No Lean Season program and Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program, and retained our seven top charities from 2016. We also added Evidence Action’s Dispensers for Safe Water program to our list of standout charities. We recommend that donors give to…

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It Calmed My Spirit (part six)


By John Uniack Davis, Regional Director, West Africa, Helen Keller International The government and people of Mali are confronted with many challenges as they fight to pull the country out of poverty.  Everyday, challenges of making a living and caring for one’s family are even more difficult for those suffering from a disfiguring and disabling…