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.
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 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
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…
The END Fund, WHO, and Reaching the Last Mile Unveil Exhibition by Artist Aïda Muluneh at the UN for World NTD Day
Leaders united by the power of art for advocacy highlight urgent need for collective action and investments to achieve the end of neglected tropical diseases JANUARY 30 at 6:30 AM ET (United Nations Headquarters; New York, NY) – The END Fund, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Reaching the Last Mile (RLM), an…
Statement: END Fund Announces $161 Million in Co-Investment with Government Partners at the Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
June 23, 2022 In response to the Kigali Declaration on NTDs, the END Fund is proud to commit $161 million, which has been funded through the generosity of our major donors, to co-invest with government partners to achieve a world without NTDs by 2030. The commitment was officially announced today by Dr. Carol Karutu, Vice…
Helmsley Charitable Trust Announces Catalytic Investment to Eliminate Two Neglected Tropical Diseases in East Africa
Investment in the Reaching the Last Mile Fund, led by the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and administered by the END Fund, comes in the leadup to the Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2022 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced an historic investment to eliminate…