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END Fund Welcomes the Launch of the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical

END Fund Welcomes the Launch of the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical

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January 28th, 2022 The END Fund is firmly committed to working with the international development community and other critical stakeholders to accomplish our shared goal of ending the burden of neglected tropical diseases. The Kigali Declaration put forth by its signatories builds upon the goals established by the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases, and…

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Uniting Diverse Partners in the Race to End NTDs in Nigeria

Uniting Diverse Partners in the Race to End NTDs in Nigeria

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By Oyetola Oduyemi, Director, Public Affairs at the END Fund Amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a committed and diverse coalition of Nigerian private sector partners has been steadily growing in support of a bold yet achievable idea: ending decades of neglect by ensuring that affected communities receive regular treatment for neglected tropical diseases…

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Stories from 2021 that made us optimistic for 2022

Stories from 2021 that made us optimistic for 2022

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2021 is coming to a close and we would like to take a minute to reflect on some of the incredible progress seen in the last year. While COVID-19 continued to take a devastating toll around the world, we also saw areas of hope for a brighter future. Here are our top stories from 2021…

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Still waiting for midnight: The Cinderella Schistosomiasis precision mapping test

Still waiting for midnight: The Cinderella Schistosomiasis precision mapping test

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By Warren Lancaster, Former Senior Vice President of Programs It’s interesting how something can suddenly capture your attention, maybe it should have captured your attention before, but like Cinderella something unique can get overlooked and that is the case of me and the story of the UCP-LF CAA Schistosomiasis diagnostic. I have been involved in…

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RFP: Economic Impact study in Nigeria – The END Fund

RFP: Economic Impact study in Nigeria – The END Fund

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The END Fund and the African Philanthropy Forum are seeking an organization to develop a comprehensive economic impact study on the elimination of five of the most common neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria. The study will examine the broader implications of Nigeria successfully eliminating these diseases as public health concerns by 2030. Deadline extended: 11.59pm…

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Another step forward in ending river blindness

Another step forward in ending river blindness

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By Warren Lancaster I was chatting with friends over coffee and I began to talk about our work on river blindness in Africa. One person at the table, who had lived in an African country for many years, interrupted helpfully saying,  ‘I thought the World Bank eliminated it by spraying rivers years ago’.  Well yes…

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RFP: Global Health Communications Agency – The END Fund

RFP: Global Health Communications Agency – The END Fund

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This RFP is to solicit bids from qualified vendors and identify an agency that would be the best-qualified to support the END Fund’s global communications and thought leadership strategy. This engagement is for one-year and subject to renewal based on performance. The qualified communications agency will be responsible for consulting and strategizing on thought leadership,…

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Why British Leadership Remains Critical To Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases

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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Photo blog: Women protecting their communities from neglected tropical diseases

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

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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