The END Fund

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The END Fund provides technical assistance and funds for programs to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases

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Fast Facts

  • The END Fund is recommended specifically for its deworming programs
  • Deworming is cheap and easy to administer, but the WHO estimates that at least 258 million people required preventive treatment for schistosomiasis in 2014, but only 61.6 million were treated
  • Its work is primarily focused on treating children, and based in Africa where the burden of disease caused by worm infections is the highest

The END Fund provides technical assistance and funds for programs to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases

How it works:

  • The END Fund examines the global neglected tropical disease (NTD) landscape and directs funding to the programs it expects to achieve the highest impact
  • It monitors grantees’ programs, requesting plans, budgets and treatment schedules, and in some cases provides technical assistance. In 2016 it added the requirement that most programs conduct coverage surveys to determine how many of the children targeted are treated
  • It raises funding for NTD programs through active engagement with donors and philanthropic foundations

Why we recommend it

  • Deworming is considered a highly cost-effective intervention which remains underfunded globally
  • The END Fund can likely absorb a large amount of additional funding to scale up its support of deworming programs[1]
  • It is a highly transparent organisation and shares significant and detailed information publicly

For further information about why END Fund is a considered a top charity, we’d recommend reading more on GiveWell’s website.


Footnotes

  1. GiveWell estimates it could use between $10 million (50% confidence) and $22 million (5% confidence) in 2017: <http://www.givewell.org/charities/end-fund#funding>