Funding Cost Effective NTD Treatment
The Flagship Fund, the original foundation of the END Fund, is centered around inclusion, high impact, and flexibility. The Fund aims to deliver cost effective NTD treatment, ensuring maximum return on investment for every dollar spent. With a mission to ensure that no population is left behind, especially those living in conflict and fragile states. The fund applies best practice in the sector and rolls-out new technologies and innovations at scale to reach control and elimination goals.
Flagship Fund’s Impact
1.23B TREATMENTS DISTRIBUTED
3.65M WORKERS TRAINED
92K SURGERIES PROVIDED
30 COUNTRIES SUPPORTED
HOW DOES THE FLAGSHIP FUND HELP END NTDS?
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect more than 1.65 billion of the world’s most impoverished people, including nearly 1 billion children. Over 40% of the global NTD burden is concentrated in Africa, where the END Fund focuses the majority of our work. They cause severe pain and long-term disability and lead to death for more than 170,000 people each year. Effects from NTDs such as deformed legs and blindness results in social isolation. Amongst children, infection leads to malnutrition, cognitive impairment, stunted growth, and the inability to attend school.