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Q&A: The END Fund and the Luminos Fund Align Efforts to Fight COVID-19

Q&A: The END Fund and the Luminos Fund Align Efforts to Fight COVID-19

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By James Porter and Maretta Silverman The END Fund works to end the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which together affect 1.7 billion people worldwide. A group of parasitic and bacterial diseases, NTDs trap people in the cycle of poverty and amongst children, infection leads to malnutrition, cognitive impairment, stunted growth, and the…

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Tippy Taps used to Reduce the Spread of NTDs and COVID-19 in Angola

Tippy Taps used to Reduce the Spread of NTDs and COVID-19 in Angola

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By Liya Assefa, Associate, Programs The END Fund has worked in Angola alongside the MENTOR Initiative since 2012, providing technical assistance to the National NTD Program at the Angolan Ministry of Health. Angola had its first suspected cases of COVID-19 in January 2020, with confirmed cases initially identified in late March. Subsequently, a state of…

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First Ladies of Africa working to stop the spread of COVID-19

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By Elisa Baring, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Joy Ruwodo, Director, Public Affairs    African First Ladies are organizing to provide coordination and guidance to help lead an effective response to COVID-19 across the continent. First Ladies can offer trusted advice and encouragement – leading by example and communicating clear, comprehensive directives, they can truly…

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Helping Where We Can: COVID-19 & The END Fund

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By: Warren Lancaster, Senior Vice President, Programs I am not a natural blogger as evidenced by the time that has passed since my last blog on our site. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it when I do write them as they tend to be fairly reflective. For a person who promotes what is called…

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An update on our COVID-19 response

An update on our COVID-19 response

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Dear END Fund Community, It is hard to believe that in just the last four weeks, the world has moved from 160,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases to now over 1.5 million. Each one of us has been touched personally in some way by this global pandemic, and we are far from having clarity on what the…

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A Message from the END Fund on COVID-19

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Dear END Fund Community, I hope you, your families, friends, and communities are safe and healthy. These are trying times for all of us, and nothing is more important than the wellbeing of those we hold close. At the END Fund, there are a number of ways COVID-19 is currently impacting us. As supporters of…

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Daniel Boakye’s Story

Daniel Boakye’s Story

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Standing on the bank of the fast-flowing Gambia River in Senegal, Daniel Boakye observed fly collectors as they waited for flies to land. Stationed at the breeding site, the collectors’ job was to capture each one of the small black flies into a glass tube. They would then be sent to the lab to be…

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