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Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress

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Apr 04, 2014 On April 2 we hosted a live webcast of the event Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress. A recording is available below.  Two years ago, the global community convened in London to hold the most significant international meeting on NTDs in history. The event galvanized major commitments from a diverse…

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66th World Health Assembly — Historic Resolution on all 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases

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May 29, 2013 The World Health Assembly today adopted a resolution on all 17 neglected tropical diseases.* Representatives from 32 countries and six speakers from nongovernmental organizations took part in deliberations of resolution EB132.R7. Among other measures, the resolution urges Member States to: ensure country ownership of prevention, control, elimination and eradication programmes; expand and…

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Global Partners Making Progress Against NTDs, New Report Shows

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Jan 16, 2013 From Promises to Progress, released on first anniversary of historic London Declaration on NTDs, outlines major successes, existing gaps and a path toward reaching ambitious 2020 goals. NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Global partners in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have made substantial progress over the past year,…

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The END Fund Launches to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

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Nov 26, 2012 Ellen Agler, Chief Executive Officer of the END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative to combat the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa, announced today the official launch of the END Fund, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s commitment of US$ 2 million to the END Fund.…

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An Urgent Appeal to Treat Those at Risk in Mali

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Sep 06, 2012 The END Fund, the world’s first private philanthropic initiative to combat the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa, announced today an urgent fundraising appeal to ensure continued treatment of almost 12 million people in Mali.  Funding has stopped for distribution of medicines that treat and prevent NTD’s; and the…

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The US Launch of the END Fund

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Jun 19, 2012 On the evening of June 12, Legatum co-hosted a reception at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to officially launch the END Fund.  A crowd of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, bankers and academics joined Ellen Agler, Chief Executive Officer of the END Fund, to inaugurate the world’s first private philanthropic initiative to combat…

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Appointment of Ellen Agler as CEO of The END Fund

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Apr 16, 2012 The END Fund, a private philanthropic fund to combat the seven most common Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) today announced that its Board of Directors has named Ellen Agler to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Ellen Agler previously served as Operation Smile’s Senior Vice President for International Programs. She oversaw programs providing surgery…

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