How to keep the world’s most neglected people healthy

Neglected tropical diseases “are the diseases of the world’s most neglected people,” says Ellen Agler.

The fight against neglected tropical diseases continues to be a challenging one.

Global philanthropy has been filling some of the funding gaps left by public and private research and development. Yet there’s huge potential in engaging the private sector, says Ellen Agler, CEO of the END Fund, in a video interview with Devex.

The END Fund is a global coordination platform that seeks to raise $100 million in private capital and enable private foundations, philanthropists and corporations to act swiftly to support efforts to rid the world of neglected tropical diseases by 2020.

Click above to find out how the organization helps donors link their funds to specific projects, reduce the amount of reporting requirements, promote cross-sector collaboration and address logistical challenges.

Want to learn more? Check out the Healthy Means campaign site and tweet us using #HealthyMeans.

Healthy Means is an online conversation hosted by Devex in partnership with Concern Worldwide, Gavi, GlaxoSmithKline, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Johnson & Johnson and the United Nations Population Fund to showcase new ideas and ways we can work together to expand health care and live better lives.

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