ENDING NEGLECTED DISEASES: A ROADMAP TO SUCCESS
2006 – The Legatum Foundation commits US$ 8.9 million to combat NTDs in Rwanda and Burundi using two new concepts of treatment delivery.
2007 – Programmes get underway in Rwanda and Burundi.
2008 – Encouraged by success, the Legatum Foundation begins research programme on expanding to other countries in Africa.
2009 – Conversations begin with partners in the NTD space about forming a private philanthropic fund with donors as co-funders, catalysts, and decision makers.
2010 – The END Fund concept is developed, with the Legatum Foundation acting as anchor donor.
2011 – The END Fund becomes an independent legal entity, registered in the US and UK. Geneva Global is appointed to serve as charity administrator and grant manager. International and technical advisory boards formed. Fundraising commences.
January 2012 – London Declaration. WHO publishes a roadmap to overcome the impact of NTDs by 2020.
April 2012 – Ellen Agler is appointed as CEO of The END Fund.
June 2012 – Official launch of The END Fund.
October 2012 – The END Fund responds to an urgent funding need in Mali to ensure medicines are delivered to millions of people throughout the country.
2014 – The END Fund impacts over 75 million people since its launch.
2015 - The END Fund, alongside the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the UK aid agency DFID, and a range of other private donors, partner with The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to launch their National School-Based Deworming Programme to treat 16.5 million children.
2016 - The END Fund treats over 100 million people in 2016 through mass drug administration initiatives.
2017 - The END Fund releases it's 5-year impact report, showing that over 500 million treatments have been handed out, 1.1 million health workers have been trained and 11,584 surgeries have been performed between 2012-2017.
2018 - The END Fund estimates that, with their partners, they have treated more than 120 million people with over 230 million treatments valued at approximately $345 million. In addition, over 600k health workers were trained.
2019 - The END Fund's CEO, Ellen Agler, releases a book titled Under the Big Tree, which tells the extraordinary stories from the movement to end Neglected Tropical Diseases. The book's foreword is written by Bill Gates, a huge supporter of the END Fund.