WHAT IS THE END FUND?
The END Fund is the only private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). River blindness (also known as onchocerciasis) is the world's fourth leading cause of preventable blindness and can also cause painful itching and skin lesions. The disease is caused by a parasitic worm, transmitted by the bite of a black fly that lives and breeds in fast-flowing rivers and streams.
Talking Eyes joined the END Fund in Senegal in 2018 to document the progress of the Reaching the Last Mile Fund, a global partnership between philanthropists, governments, and NGOs, which aims to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis around the world.
Reaching the Last Mile
Ending River Blindness One Fly at a Time