Mission: 

Control and eliminate the most prevalent neglected diseases among the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. 


Extract: 

The END Fund manages grants, provides technical assistance, and raises funding for controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). GiveWell has only reviewed the programs that treat schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) ("deworming"); their recommendation is just for this part of the END Fund's work. 

(Source: http://www.givewell.org/charities/end-fund)


Founded in:

2011

Website: 

www.end.org

Impact area: 

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Where they work: 

Africa:

Angola | Burundi | Côte D'lvoire | Democratic Republic of Congo | Ethiopia | Kenya | Liberia | Mali | Namibia | Niger | Nigeria | Rwanda | Tanzania | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Asia: 

Yemen | India


What do they do?

The END Fund, in collaboration with government partners and non-governmental organizations on the ground, treats NTDs by following a proven implementation model that is tailored to meet the needs of individual countries.

Successful implementation involves understanding the scale of the problem and designing a robust MDA campaign targeted to reach and treat the right people.

It is a process that catalyzes resources, builds capacity among health professionals, and mobilizes communities to distribute medicines for maximum impact at minimal cost. 

 

Strategy on the Ground: 

  • Drug administration program. 
  • Financing mechanism to pool and leverage funds to invest in NTD programs across partners. 
  • Mission is to control & eliminate the most prevalent neglected diseases. 
  • - Mobilize and direct significant resources for NTDs to where they can have maximum impact. 
  • - Advocate for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and 
  • - Facilitate private sector engagement in the movement to address the devastating effects of NTDs. 

Partnerships: 

  • Pharmaceutical companies - donating meds. 
  • Ministries of Health. 
  • NGOs. 
  • a large number of local and international implementing partners, government and academic partners. 
  • Sponsors: corporations, foundations, individuals

Why are they recommended? 

END Fund is recommended by GiveWell

 

Impact: 

  • Since its founding, the END Fund has mobilized over USD75 million to treat people at risk of NTDs. 

See more "fast facts": www.end.org/whoweare