• Africa Could Save $52 Billion by 2030 by Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases

    May 13, 2016
    Statistics released today at the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa) in Kigali, Rwanda, by Erasmus University show that sub-Saharan Africa could save $52 billion (purchasing power parity) by 2030 if the region meets the World Health Organization (WHO)’s 2020 control and elimination targets for the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
    The END Fund
  • A Mother's Day Gift

    May 08, 2016
    This Mother’s Day, like every day, I am grateful. But this year I will be receiving some special gifts: spending time in beautiful Tanzania with my amazing daughter, helping give other mothers the chance to see their children grow up healthy, and becoming part of a community of like-minded people working to the improve the lives of people living in poverty.
    Abbey Turtinen, Jan Reiss
  • Listening Tour: Going Against the Grain

    Apr 29, 2016
    How many times have we followed popular beliefs or customs and never thought twice? What if no one ever challenged ideas and theories that were common for the time? A look back in history shows us that even in science and medicine, great discoveries were once radical notions.
    Yayne Hailu
  • Running the Grand to Grand to Help END NTDs

    Apr 26, 2016
    I have been participating in multi-stage desert foot races in some of the most remote parts of the world since 2010 – from the Kalahari, Namib and Sahara Deserts in Africa, to the Gobi Desert in China, from the Atacama Desert in Chile to the most extreme of them all, The Last Desert Race in 2014 in Antarctica. My next desert race is the 273km Grand to Grand Ultra this September in the vicinity of the Grand Canyon in the US and I am dedicating my participation in this race to the work of the END Fund in Africa.
    David Barnard, James Porter
  • Listening Tour: Innovation, Interaction, and Challenges

    Mar 30, 2016
    When I first learned that leprosy was a disease that still affects people around the world I was surprised. How could this disease, which has been around for thousands of years, continue to cause pain and suffering?
    James Porter