• Who’s counting? Numbers Help Tell the NTD Story

    Jul 28, 2015
    What does it mean to be a New Zealander? Well I grew up knowing that “if anyone can, a Kiwi can.” Perhaps that came from the fact that when I was growing up there were only 3 million of us so numbers mattered - in our case small numbers. It is hard to be a global player when your numbers don’t add up to much.
    Warren Lancaster
  • 2015 Summit to See the END

    Jul 13, 2015
    Last night was filled with energy and excitement as our 16 climbers prepared for the big day and enjoyed getting to know each other at the END Fund welcome dinner. Early this morning, our group packed up their bags and made the 1.5 hour drive to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate to sign in and make final preparations to start the climb.
  • High Burden and High Hopes in Nigeria

    Jun 26, 2015
    A few weeks ago, I attended the Nigeria neglected tropical disease (NTD) stakeholders meeting and visited the offices of the END Fund’s new partner, Mitosath, a non-governmental development organization (NGDO) indigenous to Nigeria. Nigeria has one of the highest burdens of NTDs, which is not shocking given the massive population of over 173 million people.
    Carlie Congdon
  • What Do Orphans Say on Father's Day?

    Jun 19, 2015
    I don't recall writing you a letter before and I know you won't read this one, but Father’s Day is coming up and even though I was only 12 when I lost you I thought I would write to you to tell you what I do and why.
    Warren Lancaster
  • G7 Re-Commits to NTDs

    Jun 12, 2015
    Earlier this week a small group of world leaders convened to discuss pressing universal issues like global economy, international security, and – yes, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)! The 41st G7 Summit, held this year in Bavaria, Germany, included special attention on global health, which was a priority on the agenda of the German G7 Presidency.
    Yayne Hailu