• Listening to the Community: In Liberia, A Positive Outcome After Ebola

    Oct 13, 2016
    Even though the state of emergency had been lifted in November 2014 and schools started to reopen in February 2015 after the devastating Ebola outbreak, all MDA activities remained suspended. However, Karsor Kollie, the NTD director at the MoHSW, was extremely motivated to restart MDA programs across the country.
    Kimberly Kamara
  • Through the Eyes of a 6 Year Old: Why Deworming Matters

    Sep 09, 2016
    My six-year-old daughter started back to school last week. She beamed with pride as she got herself ready to move up from kindergarten to first grade. Her back-to-school ritual included making sure she had all the school supplies on her list – pencils, paper, glue, notebooks – and carefully packed them into a brand new purple backpack.
    Ellen Agler
  • What I Learned During My Summer Vacation

    Sep 06, 2016
    This summer has been a very eventful one. Between climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with the END Fund, rafting through the Grand Canyon, working internships, and preparing for college, I was quite busy! Over this adventure-filled period, I got a chance to reflect on the nature of helping people, and specifically the nature of helping to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa.
    Timothy Stoleson, Heather Haines
  • My Summit Sequel

    Jul 28, 2016
    We were at the mercy of the mountain. During our week-long trek on Kilimanjaro (my second in a row), our guides continually stressed “you can’t make predictions on the mountain.” This year, our group included climbers from the UAE, UK, US, and Kenya - and especially meaningful for me - my brother, Alex.
    Abbey Turtinen
  • Listening Tour: Neglected but Not Forgotten

    Jul 22, 2016
    Neglected tropical diseases or NTDs are diseases of neglect - they often affect communities and people that are seemingly forgotten and marginalized. With little health infrastructure and competing health necessities, communities can live with the effects of NTDs for generations before seeing any relief.
    James Porter