What We Do

Community Health Workers with dose poles

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.

Our Strategy

Community

Growing and engaging a community of activist philanthropists dedicated to ending NTDs;

Funding

Raising and allocating capital effectively to end NTDs;

Platform

Serving as a platform for donor coordination, collaboration, and leverage;

Outreach

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;

Investment

Actively managing a portfolio of high-impact, strategic investments to scale treatment and reach disease elimination goals;

Technology

Fostering innovation and fast-tracking the deployment of new NTD tools and technology;

Leadership

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;

Analysis

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,

Systems

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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