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.

Our Impact


92M People Treated in 2020


1.07B Number of Treatments from 2012-2020


$1.36B Value of Treatments from 2012-2020


3.46M Health Workers Trained from 2012-2020


43,419 Surgeries Performed from 2012-2020

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News & Updates

Stories from 2021 that made us optimistic for 2022


2021 is coming to a close and we would like to take a minute to reflect on some of the incredible progress seen in the last year. While COVID-19 continued to take a devastating toll around the world, we also saw areas of hope for a brighter future. Here are our top stories from 2021…

Still waiting for midnight: The Cinderella Schistosomiasis precision mapping test


By Warren Lancaster, Former Senior Vice President of Programs It’s interesting how something can suddenly capture your attention, maybe it should have captured your attention before, but like Cinderella something unique can get overlooked and that is the case of me and the story of the UCP-LF CAA Schistosomiasis diagnostic. I have been involved in…

Request for Proposals: Economic Impact study in Nigeria


The END Fund and the African Philanthropy Forum are seeking an organization to develop a comprehensive economic impact study on the elimination of five of the most common neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria. The study will examine the broader implications of Nigeria successfully eliminating these diseases as public health concerns by 2030. Deadline extended: 11.59pm…

Scenic shot of river in Nigeria.

Another step forward in ending river blindness


By Warren Lancaster I was chatting with friends over coffee and I began to talk about our work on river blindness in Africa. One person at the table, who had lived in an African country for many years, interrupted helpfully saying,  ‘I thought the World Bank eliminated it by spraying rivers years ago’.  Well yes…