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Why British Leadership Remains Critical To Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases

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By Ellen Agler, END Fund CEO Since the dawn of medicine, the UK has been a pioneer and world leader in preventative medicines like vaccines, antibiotics and neglected tropical disease (NTD) treatments. It started with Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s introduction to deliberately inoculating people with a mild case of disease in the eighteenth century, and was…

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Request for proposal: Documentary Film Production

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The END Fund is looking for individual service providers or a team of qualified writers, directors, and producers for development, production, and editing of a documentary film. The objective of the produced film is to spotlight the extraordinary achievement of eliminating river blindness in program countries. The film should convey the leadership, risk-taking, patience, innovation,…

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Photo blog: Women protecting their communities from neglected tropical diseases

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Women often play a critical and under-reported role in the effort to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This work relies on millions of volunteers who help to distribute medicine during mass drug administrations. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made this job more difficult, but women around the world have stepped up to ensure these programs…

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Working to end neglected tropical diseases in our lifetimes

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This article originally appeared on Olam’s blog.  1.7 billion people – or 1 in 5 globally – are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Despite this, they remain a relatively unknown burden that are yet to be effectively tackled. Olam – comprising  Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) and Olam Global Agri (OGA)  – has partnered with…

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END Fund Announces New Board Member and a New VP of Programs

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The END Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Moses John Bockarie as a board member, and welcomes Dr. Caroline Karutu who will be the new Vice President of Programs. Bockarie has been involved in the control of NTDs for more than 30 years while Karutu has extensive experience designing and leading large…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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