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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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The END Fund appoints Tsitsi Masiyiwa as Board Chair

The END Fund appoints Tsitsi Masiyiwa as Board Chair

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August 17th, 2023 Tsitsi Masiyiwa will advocate for strong African political leadership against NTDs and prioritize resource mobilization that supports sustainability. The appointment marks a pivotal moment calling for African leadership to eliminate NTDs which impact over 600 million people on the continent and cause deaths of more than 170,000 people annually. The END Fund,…

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The END Fund Presents Reframing Neglect in partnership with The Africa Center, Harlem, August 5 – September 3, before traveling to Cromwell Place London, September 26 – October 8, 2023.

The END Fund Presents Reframing Neglect in partnership with The Africa Center, Harlem, August 5 – September 3, before traveling to Cromwell Place London, September 26 – October 8, 2023.

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The END Fund Presents Reframing Neglect Creative directed by Aïda Muluneh The Africa Center, Harlem New York, August 5 – September 3, 2023 Cromwell Place London, September 26 – October 8, 2023 New York/London –The END Fund, through the support of Reaching the Last Mile, is pleased to announce Reframing Neglect, a new photography series…

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Employee Spotlight: Evelyne Barry

Employee Spotlight: Evelyne Barry

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Meet Evelyne Barry, a chameleon amongst the END Fund team. As a key member of our Investor Relations team, Evelyne is one the organization’s go-to employees for event planning, a role that coalesces with just about every other department here at the END Fund.

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Image-Based Awareness Campaign and Community Mobilization in the Control of Schistosomiasis

Image-Based Awareness Campaign and Community Mobilization in the Control of Schistosomiasis

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Utilizing images to convey the importance of taking medicine to treat schistosomiasis can increase community participation during mass drug administrations, according to a new study from Nigeria.  Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by worms that live in freshwater snails. Schistosomiasis (also known as Bilharzia) is second only to malaria as the most devastating and…

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