The Problem

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect more than 1.7 billion people, including more than 1 billion children.

  • Intestinal Worms:

    1.7BRequire Treatment

  • Lymphatic Filariasis:

    893MRequire Treatment

  • River Blindness:

    218MRequire Treatment

  • Schistosomiasis:

    229MRequire Treatment

  • Trachoma:

    178MRequire Treatment

Our Vision

To ensure people at risk of neglected tropical diseases can live healthy and prosperous lives. At The END Fund, our commitment for the next 10 years is to support efforts that accelerate the elimination of NTDs to achieve the 2030 World Health Organization elimination goals.

Our Impact

Our work to treat NTD’s helps children stay healthy and in school, prevents advanced cases that cause irreversible disability, and reduces the economic burden of disease on families.


118M People Treated in 2021


1.23B Number of Treatments from 2012-2021


$1.54B Value of Treatments from 2012-2021


3.77M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2021


68,996 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2021

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News & Updates

A Leader Among Leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela.

A Leader Among Leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela.


By Ellen Agler, CEO of the END Fund This week, we mourn the passing of a leader among leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela. To work in the field of Neglected Tropical Diseases without Mwele, as she was affectionately known by so many, feels instantly different. Her influence runs so deep and so wide that her…

“NTD Champions” Offer a Model for Collaboration and Impact Across Sectors

“NTD Champions” Offer a Model for Collaboration and Impact Across Sectors


By Taylor Mann, Associate Director of Public Affairs, the END Fund Since its formation in 2020, a group of Champions consistently leveraged their passion, skills, and networks in concert to fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This network of international and Pan African leaders are shining examples of how individuals can use their voices to…