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The Road to Ending NTDs: One Year After the Kigali Declaration on NTDs

The Road to Ending NTDs: One Year After the Kigali Declaration on NTDs

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One year ago, the international development community and other key stakeholders convened in Kigali, Rwanda to launch the historic Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The declaration galvanized new and existing commitments from governments, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), resulting in US $4 billion in funding commitments and the donation of 18…

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The END Fund Presents NYC Public Art Installation Reframing Neglect in Partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program

The END Fund Presents NYC Public Art Installation Reframing Neglect in Partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program

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New York, June 1, 2023 – The END Fund is pleased to announce the public launch of Reframing Neglect, a new photography series curated by contemporary artist and activist Aïda Muluneh, highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally. Presented in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program, a series of 18 photos by photographers from seven African countries will be displayed on Art Display Case Exhibits throughout Water Street and Governor Lane, beginning June 5, 2023. Through fine art and documentary photography, the artists highlight the weight of NTDs on individuals and communities, using art as a tool of shared human emotion while addressing the need to spread awareness of neglected diseases.

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Employee Spotlight: Kelly Yotebieng

Employee Spotlight: Kelly Yotebieng

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Public Health is a great way to connect with and improve the existence of our fellow humans, and a chance to create positive change. “I am a medical anthropologist by trade,” says Kelly Yotebieng, a director on our Programs team at the END Fund. “I have a master’s in public health, but my PHD is in medical anthropology. The appeal of the END Fund is that we are so focused on the individual person that these NTDs are affecting, rather than a sole focus on the vector or parasite.” For nearly two-years, Kelly has played a pivotal role within our Programs department, leading on all things Flagship Fund. Kelly and her team support programmatic efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Mauretania, Eretria, and India.

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Webinar on the economic benefits of ending NTDs in Nigeria

Webinar on the economic benefits of ending NTDs in Nigeria

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We are pleased to invite you to a Zoom webinar on ending neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Nigeria. Please find below, more information on this event. Theme: Investing in the Elimination of NTDs in Nigeria by 2030 – Why Nigeria Should Act Now Date: 9th May 2023 Time: 10am-11:30am West African Time Summary: In 2022,…

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The END Fund and the County First Ladies Association Announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Collaborate on the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Kenya.

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Nairobi, Kenya, April 7, 2023 – In commemoration of the World Health Day 2023 today themed ‘Health for all’, the END Fund and the County First Ladies Association have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their partnership in the delivery of interventions, including advocacy, public health financing, and resource mobilization, to contribute…

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Reframing Neglect – UN World NTD Day 2023

Reframing Neglect – UN World NTD Day 2023

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January 30, 2023 marked the fourth annual World NTD Day. We have come a long way since the United Nations officially dedicated this day to commemorate the progress made against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). So far, 47 countries have eliminated at least one NTD and 600 million fewer people require treatment for NTDs than they…

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Statement: END Fund Announces $161 Million in Co-Investment with Government Partners at the Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

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June 23, 2022 In response to the Kigali Declaration on NTDs, the END Fund is proud to commit $161 million, which has been funded through the generosity of our major donors, to co-invest with government partners to achieve a world without NTDs by 2030. The commitment was officially announced today by Dr. Carol Karutu, Vice…

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