• His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Launches Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Raise $100 Million

    Nov 15, 2017
    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, launched the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to raise US$100 million with the aim of eradicating, eliminating, and controlling preventable diseases that hinder the health and economic prospects of the world’s poorest people.
  • It Calmed My Spirit (part six)

    Nov 10, 2017
    The serendipitous nature of some surgeries – being in the right place at the right time to hear about the opportunity – underscores the importance of intensive outreach to identify those in need.I recently visited Mali’s Ségou Region and had the opportunity to talk with six men who had benefited from life-changing hydrocele surgery over the past couple of years.
    John Uniack Davis
  • SMS campaign used to bring awareness about NTDs in Zimbabwe

    Nov 02, 2017
    Millions of people in Zimbabwe received text messages informing them about ongoing mass drug administration (MDA) programs for NTDs as part of a partnership between Econet Wireless, Higherlife Foundation, the END Fund, and the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health and Child Care.
  • It Calmed My Spirit (part five)

    Oct 05, 2017
    The issue of stigma and shame comes up again and again when talking to those once afflicted with hydrocele. Ngoro Adama Dembélé, a 49-year-old nursing assistant in Somasso, near Bla, had a slow-growing hydrocele for over a decade, and it became so large that it was very noticeable through his trousers when he walked around his community.
    John Uniack Davis
  • Listening Tour: Working on Neglected Diseases in a Neglected Country

    Sep 27, 2017
    While Yemen remains embroiled in a civil war, Dhekra Annuzaili, a program manager at the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, continues to work on programs to provide treatment to school aged children at risk for neglected tropical diseases.
    Greg Porter