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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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From END Fund Chairman Bill Campbell – End of Year Matching Gift Campaign

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Why you should support the END Fund on Giving Tuesday: An article in the Financial Times nine years ago called our mission the “best buy” in public health and propelled the formation of the END Fund. The piece pointed out that the prevention of these diseases could be accomplished with $0.50 per person, per year.…

Changing priorities from a vector control advisor to a technical advisor on disinfection

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By Daniel Boakye For the past few months following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the END Fund’s  programmatic priorities have shifted like many other organizations to supporting efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. This also meant a shift of my role as a technical advisor to the countries supported by the Reaching the…

Lessons from our social mobilization campaign in Nigeria

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By  Elisa Baring, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Tegan Joseph Mosugu, Associate Director, Media and Public Relations In 2019, the END Fund partnered with Nigerian Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong to create a social awareness media campaign aimed at combating the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Nigeria. William is also part of Common Goal…

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…