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Season 2 Premiere

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In the season two premiere of the Listening Tour, we speak with three different people about that specific moment when they decided to work in the global neglected tropical disease field. We hear stories from Teshome Gebre (regional director for Africa at the International Trachoma Initiative), Bill Simmons (President of the American Leprosy Missions) and…

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Man sitting on the ground.

It Calmed My Spirit (part two)

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By John Uniack Davis, Regional Director, West Africa, Helen Keller International Before he had surgery last year, Karamogo Sanogo, age 86, was unable to walk or even stand up to pray. He was suffering from the extreme effects of hydrocele for at least six years. Karamogo knew that surgery could cure his condition, but he could not…

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Group photo of partners in Tanzania.

Working Together Towards Trachoma Elimination in Tanzania

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By Elisa Baring, Director, Programs Over the past two days, partners working in support of trachoma elimination efforts in Tanzania came together for an annual review and planning meeting. Donors – UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trust, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and the END Fund joined Sightsavers, Helen Keller International,…

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It Calmed my Spirit

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By: John Uniack Davis, Regional Director, West Africa, Helen Keller International This is part one of a six-part series. 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…

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Poster for Yale Global Surgery Symposium 2017

Global Surgery Symposium 2017

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Last week, Elisa Baring, Director, Programs, spoke at the Yale Global Surgery Symposium on the importance of morbidity management for NTD control and elimination. A simple 20-minute surgery can prevent people from going blind when they have advanced stages of trachoma. Additionally, for men with elephantiasis, surgery can be performed to alleviate the debilitating swelling…

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Child taking medicine in Liberia.

Building on Success in Liberia

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By: Ana Gabriela Power, Director, Programs The second post-Ebola mass drug administration (MDA) in Liberia is currently taking place. The END Fund is supporting the MDA through our implementing partner Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI), which works directly with the Ministry of Health (MoH). At-risk school-age children in Gbarpolu and Bomi counties will be treated for…

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James and Yayne holding an award for the Listening Tour.

Listening to the Community

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By: Yayne Hailu, Associate Director, Communications One of the guiding values of the END Fund is servant leadership – the practice of serving the broader goals and vision of the neglected tropical disease (NTD) community as a whole. Given this mandate, we always aim to leverage our unique assets to further the collective effort in…

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Dog with its eyes closed.

Affecting Little (Furry) Lives

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By: Heather Haines, Director, External Relations On weeknights and weekends, much of my time is spent at the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), an animal rescue organization happily located less than two miles from my home. As a volunteer, I perform a range of tasks, from being a dog handler at adoption events, to stuffing Kongs with peanut…

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Being a Witness to Hidden Suffering

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By: Emily Conron, Resource Development Officer, Sabin Vaccine Institute James Porter, Associate Director, External Relations, The END Fund “The effective addressing of entire chapters of illness, as is the case with ‘rare’ and ‘neglected’ diseases, requires not only qualified and diversified skills and abilities in health-care but also ones that are beyond health care… At…

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