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The END Fund Celebrates the Expansion of the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Eliminate River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa

The END Fund Celebrates the Expansion of the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Eliminate River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa

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The Reaching the Last Mile Fund (RLMF) will expand its disease elimination program for lymphatic filariasis (LF) and river blindness, the world’s 4th leading cause of preventable blindness, from 11 countries to 39 countries after partners pledged more resources in the effort to end these two debilitating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).  His Highness Sheikh Abdullah…

The END Fund appoints Tsitsi Masiyiwa as Board Chair

The END Fund appoints Tsitsi Masiyiwa as Board Chair

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August 17th, 2023 Tsitsi Masiyiwa will advocate for strong African political leadership against NTDs and prioritize resource mobilization that supports sustainability. The appointment marks a pivotal moment calling for African leadership to eliminate NTDs which impact over 600 million people on the continent and cause deaths of more than 170,000 people annually. The END Fund,…

The END Fund Presents Reframing Neglect in partnership with The Africa Center, Harlem, August 5 – September 3, before traveling to Cromwell Place London, September 26 – October 8, 2023.

The END Fund Presents Reframing Neglect in partnership with The Africa Center, Harlem, August 5 – September 3, before traveling to Cromwell Place London, September 26 – October 8, 2023.

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The END Fund Presents Reframing Neglect Creative directed by Aïda Muluneh The Africa Center, Harlem New York, August 5 – September 3, 2023 Cromwell Place London, September 26 – October 8, 2023 New York/London –The END Fund, through the support of Reaching the Last Mile, is pleased to announce Reframing Neglect, a new photography series…

The END Fund Presents NYC Public Art Installation Reframing Neglect in Partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program

The END Fund Presents NYC Public Art Installation Reframing Neglect in Partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program

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New York, June 1, 2023 – The END Fund is pleased to announce the public launch of Reframing Neglect, a new photography series curated by contemporary artist and activist Aïda Muluneh, highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally. Presented in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program, a series of 18 photos by photographers from seven African countries will be displayed on Art Display Case Exhibits throughout Water Street and Governor Lane, beginning June 5, 2023. Through fine art and documentary photography, the artists highlight the weight of NTDs on individuals and communities, using art as a tool of shared human emotion while addressing the need to spread awareness of neglected diseases.

The END Fund and the County First Ladies Association Announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Collaborate on the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Kenya.

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Nairobi, Kenya, April 7, 2023 – In commemoration of the World Health Day 2023 today themed ‘Health for all’, the END Fund and the County First Ladies Association have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their partnership in the delivery of interventions, including advocacy, public health financing, and resource mobilization, to contribute…

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…

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…