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A Leader Among Leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela.

A Leader Among Leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela.

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By Ellen Agler, CEO of the END Fund This week, we mourn the passing of a leader among leaders: Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela. To work in the field of Neglected Tropical Diseases without Mwele, as she was affectionately known by so many, feels instantly different. Her influence runs so deep and so wide that her…

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“NTD Champions” Offer a Model for Collaboration and Impact Across Sectors

“NTD Champions” Offer a Model for Collaboration and Impact Across Sectors

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By Taylor Mann, Associate Director of Public Affairs, the END Fund Since its formation in 2020, a group of Champions consistently leveraged their passion, skills, and networks in concert to fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This network of international and Pan African leaders are shining examples of how individuals can use their voices to…

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END Fund Welcomes the Launch of the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical

END Fund Welcomes the Launch of the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical

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January 28th, 2022 The END Fund is firmly committed to working with the international development community and other critical stakeholders to accomplish our shared goal of ending the burden of neglected tropical diseases. The Kigali Declaration put forth by its signatories builds upon the goals established by the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases, and…

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Uniting Diverse Partners in the Race to End NTDs in Nigeria

Uniting Diverse Partners in the Race to End NTDs in Nigeria

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By Oyetola Oduyemi, Director, Public Affairs at the END Fund Amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a committed and diverse coalition of Nigerian private sector partners has been steadily growing in support of a bold yet achievable idea: ending decades of neglect by ensuring that affected communities receive regular treatment for neglected tropical diseases…

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Stories from 2021 that made us optimistic for 2022

Stories from 2021 that made us optimistic for 2022

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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…

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Still waiting for midnight: The Cinderella Schistosomiasis precision mapping test

Still waiting for midnight: The Cinderella Schistosomiasis precision mapping test

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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…

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Request for Proposals: Economic Impact study in Nigeria

Request for Proposals: Economic Impact study in Nigeria

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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…

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Another step forward in ending river blindness

Another step forward in ending river blindness

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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…

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