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Sharing Some Personal News and My Gratitude

Sharing Some Personal News and My Gratitude

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Dear END Fund friends, partners, and supporters, I’m reaching out to share some personal news. After 12 incredible years as CEO of the END Fund (and almost 30 years as a road warrior for global health!), I will be transitioning later this year to become CEO of a new start-up working at the intersection of…

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The END Fund, WHO, and Reaching the Last Mile Convene Partners at United Nations Headquarters to Unite on World NTD Day  

The END Fund, WHO, and Reaching the Last Mile Convene Partners at United Nations Headquarters to Unite on World NTD Day  

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The END Fund, WHO, and Reaching the Last Mile Convene Partners at United Nations Headquarters to Unite on World NTD Day Global health, government, industry, and civil society leaders marked World NTD Day by celebrating progress against WHO’s 2030 roadmap; called for collective action to end NTDs. (United Nations Headquarters; New York, NY) – The…

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“I am a community Girl” – Florence Wakesho, Parasitologist 

“I am a community Girl” – Florence Wakesho, Parasitologist 

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My name is Florence Wakesho, I am from Kenya. I am currently a Medical Parasitologist at the Ministry of Health in Kenya, under the Neglected Tropical Diseases unit within the Vector Borne Disease Prevention Department. I joined the Disease Prevention Department some time in 2012 – that’s over a decade ago now but who’s counting?…

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The END Fund Celebrates the Expansion of the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Eliminate River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa

The END Fund Celebrates the Expansion of the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to Eliminate River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis in Africa

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The Reaching the Last Mile Fund (RLMF) will expand its disease elimination program for lymphatic filariasis (LF) and river blindness, the world’s 4th leading cause of preventable blindness, from 11 countries to 39 countries after partners pledged more resources in the effort to end these two debilitating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).  His Highness Sheikh Abdullah…

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Employee Spotlight: Dr. Kebron Haile

Employee Spotlight: Dr. Kebron Haile

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As cases of a deadly disease, visceral leishmaniasis, continue to spread in small rural communities in areas of East Africa, Dr. Kebron Haile, a Technical Advisor for the VL initiative at the END Fund, has been able to use her years of first hand experience treating the disease to help the region coordinate an effective response. That is the great challenge that Dr. Kebron Haile faces here at the END Fund. Dr. Kebron is the END Fund resident expert on all things VL.

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