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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Reframing Neglect – UN World NTD Day 2023

Reframing Neglect – UN World NTD Day 2023


January 30, 2023 marked the fourth annual World NTD Day. We have come a long way since the United Nations officially dedicated this day to commemorate the progress made against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). So far, 47 countries have eliminated at least one NTD and 600 million fewer people require treatment for NTDs than they…