What We Do
WHAT WE DO
The END Fund mobilizes resources for neglected tropical diseases, and focuses on delivering neglected tropical disease (NTD) treatments to those in need by growing and engaging a community of activist-philanthropists, managing high-impact strategic investments, and working in collaboration with government, NGO, pharmaceutical, and academic partners. We aim to take a systems approach to understanding, engaging with, and influencing the broad ecosystem of stakeholders working on ending NTDs.
Growing and engaging a community of activist philanthropists dedicated to ending NTDs;
Raising and allocating capital effectively to end NTDs;
Serving as a platform for donor coordination, collaboration, and leverage;
Engaging as a technical, strategic, and advocacy partner with governments, local and international non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, multi-laterals, funders, and private sector business leaders;
Actively managing a portfolio of high-impact, strategic investments to scale treatment and reach disease elimination goals;
Fostering innovation and fast-tracking the deployment of new NTD tools and technology;
Leading targeted outreach, advocacy, and awareness efforts to share the investment opportunity and large-scale social impact of ending NTDs with key public and private sector leaders and decision-makers;
Monitoring and evaluating the impact of our portfolio of investments and contributing learnings and best practices to the broader NTD and global health communities; and,
Taking a systems approach to understanding, engaging with, and influencing the broad ecosystem of stakeholders working on ending NTDs.
Program and Portfolio Management
In close partnership with stakeholders across the global NTD community, the END Fund:
Identifies gaps and opportunities – understands investment needs and gaps in funding for neglected tropical diseases, landscapes investable opportunities, and increases coordination among stakeholders;
Builds coalitions – mobilizes and activates collaboration among country-level stakeholders, including ministries of health, NGOs, donors, etc.;
Designs programs – works with implementing partner NGOs to expand data collection, mapping, and sector knowledge in order to identify compelling program opportunities;
Strengthens capacity – aims to grow and strengthen the pool of partner organizations to assist local governments in the implementation of quality NTD programs;
Manages grants and provides technical support – conducts country program visits and provides partner support, technical assistance, and capacity building as needed; and
Conducts monitoring, evaluation, and program communications – designs and executes monitoring, evaluation, and information sharing activities to inform program design, organizational decision making, and donor updates.
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