Who We Are
WHO WE ARE
The END Fund is the only private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
In 2006, the Legatum Foundation, a founding investor of the END Fund, funded NTD programs in Rwanda and Burundi. Over the span of four years, they treated more than eight million people for diseases like intestinal worms, schistosomiasis, and lymphatic filariasis at a small cost. Their intervention demonstrated the feasibility of quickly scaling up NTD programs to a national level. It helped generate the evidence and enthusiasm for creating the END Fund as a philanthropic platform to engage others in ending neglected diseases.
Since our founding in 2012, the END Fund has worked with our partners to provide more than a billion treatments.
We have been fortunate enough to partner with many activist-philanthropists that give more than just funds to this issue in these last five years. Using their time and voice, many are an important part of the NTD community and have become long-term advocates for the cause.
The energy, talent, impact, and joy of the diverse community brought together by the END Fund has been, and will continue to be, a key driver of our unique contribution to the global movement to end NTDs.
Why a fund?
As a fund, our unique model enables us to act quickly and effectively, with a proven ability to leverage efficiencies of the private sector and foster strong partnerships. We are able to mobilize resources from a diverse range of investors and direct them to partners who can deliver them where they will have the most impact. These strategic investments will help end the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.
Deloitte: Nigeria could gain $19bn by eliminating tropical diseases
Article | 04.04.23
A new study by Deloitte and commissioned by the END Fund has revealed that the Nigerian economy could gain approximately USD $19 billion in increased productivity by meeting its 2030 elimination targets for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).TweetShareShare0 Shares
Q&A: How to fix the worst malnutrition crisis in more than 40 years
Article | 03.02.23
Q. What are some of the key interventions you focus on? A. Our starting point is that evidence shows that improving nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life can deliver some of the biggest benefits in development. If you get that nutrition right, you end up with children who are much more able to…
Building a New Public Health Order in Africa
Article | 02.23.23
At the United Nations General Assembly in September 2022 in New York, African leaders made a call for the full implementation of a “New Public Health Order for Africa,” which they believe will shape the continent’s preparedness for future pandemics. They urged greater investment in Africa’s health institutions, health workforce, and medical manufacturing capacity, while…
Bringing Neglected Tropical Diseases out of the Silo
Article | 01.30.23
The number of people requiring treatment for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) decreased from 2.19 to 1.65 billion between 2010 and 2021 – an impressive 25 percent decline. However, interlinked challenges, including the COVID pandemic and, now, accelerating patterns of climate change are putting this progress at risk. On World NTD Day, we need to recognise these emerging…