• The Royal Idjwi Film Festival

    Apr 16, 2015
    I have recently returned from Idjwi Island in Lake Kivu, South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Why the geographic detail? Because if you are like me, you may have never heard of Idjwi Island. But it is an island of contrasts with its location and its beauty. It is an island of tranquility in an ocean of conflict in the region.
    Warren Lancaster
  • Africa: With Fresh Eyes

    Apr 15, 2015
    Across borders, cultures, ethnicities, and religions – there is a strong through line: hope. Hope for a brighter future ahead, for a more prosperous generation, for a healthier and more educated youth. The unfortunate reality is that access to education and health care is lacking in many countries in Africa, particularly on the remote island of Idjwi.
    Mandy Groff
  • In the Spirit of Service

    Apr 10, 2015
    Over the past few years, as despair across the globe seems to deepen, many have told me that these troubling times have, ironically enough, inspired them to discover newfound reservoirs of goodwill. Moving forward in times of great difficulty, after all, calls for drawing on one’s buried resources.
    Sharon Salzberg, Pierre Ferrari, David G. Addiss, Ellen Agler, Jeffrey C. Walker
  • Simply Complex: Tackling the 5 'Easy to Treat' NTDs

    Feb 26, 2015
    I have just returned from the biannual World Health Organization Regional Program Review Group (RPRG) for Africa meeting in Brazzaville, Congo, to which the END Fund has Observer status. What struck me again is how complex a simple health intervention can be.
    Warren Lancaster
  • Gates Annual Letter's Big 2030 Health Goals: How Do We Get Them Done?

    Jan 26, 2015
    Ellen Agler, CEO, the END Fund and Jeffrey C. Walker, Vice Chairman, United Nation's Secretary General's Envoy for Health Finance and Malaria recently wrote a piece posted on the Huffington Post, reflecting on the 2015 Gates Annual Letter.
    Ellen Agler, Jeffrey C. Walker