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How END7 Support Helps Countries across the World

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END7 donations go a long way, especially since 100 percent of donations made go directly to NTD treatment programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, the regions with the largest NTD burdens.

This money helps train the community health workers that deliver the NTD medicine to communities, fund educational materials that teach kids how to prevent NTDs, support the delivery of NTD medicine to remote areas, provide clean water to communities and strengthen these country’s abilities to help their own people who suffer daily from NTDs.

These parasitic and bacterial diseases infect 1.4 billion people worldwide, causing unnecessary suffering and trapping families in poverty.

Dedicated partners, including ministries of health and education, governments, regional institutions like the END7 campaign – work hard to support countries around the world that are plagued by NTDs. seventy-four countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America have already developed plans to control and eliminate NTDs. But often these countries lack the money or resources necessary to carry out their plans year after year.

Together, we’re making real progress. Because of the dedicated support of people like you, girls like Pwint Yamone-Thin are healthy, active and free of NTDs; Kids like Neema and Fatuma Kahindi have a brighter future.

See the projects END7 donations supported and the impact they’re are making on the lives of those who needlessly suffer from NTDs.

While we’ve done so much together, we must continue to support those suffering from NTDs. By donating to END7 today, you’ll ensure that more children around the world live happy and healthy lives. Your support means that governments around the world can continue to provide NTD treatment to their most vulnerable populations – and end NTDs once and for all. Donate now.

An END7 Year in Review

The year 2013 was full of accomplishments in the fight to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Last week, we highlighted seven major accomplishments from the END7 campaign and the rest of the NTD community. We couldnt have done it all without your help! Heres to another year of providing even more opportunities for health to millions of people in 2014.

7 Days of END7 - Shocker

After its launch on February 25th, our How to Shock a Celebrity video gained 485,000 views and introduced hundreds of thousands of new people to NTDs!

7 Days of Christmas - Honduras

This June, 1,051,659 Honduran children in 11,576 public schools will remain free from harmful parasitic worms in 2014 thanks to your support!

7 Days of END7 - Colombia

This July, Colombia became the first country in the Americas to eliminate river blindness! Read the The Carter Centers press release to see how Colombia and global partners made it happen.

7 Days of Christmas - Kenya

This July, you helped END7 treat an entire community of people in Kenya. You made a difference in the lives of Neema, Fatuma and the rest of their family. Watch their story here.

7 Days of END7 - Ban Ki Moon

During 2013, we saw a lot of political action on NTDs! Thanks to you, the here.

7 Days of END7 - Myanmar

This September, you helped provide millions of children in Myanmar with NTD treatment. See the impact you made.

7 Days of END7 - Year of Progress

We made huge progress this year with your help and we cannot thank you enough! Watch our video to see how far weve come.

How END7 Supporters Helped Provide Hope and Health to this Kenyan Family

If you travel to the rural village of Burangi, Kenya, you’ll find Fatuma – a small girl with a huge heart and contagious smile.  At just 8-years old, Fatuma devotedly cares for her grandmother and younger sister who suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

The heartbreaking impact these debilitating diseases have on Fatuma and her family is captured in this short video.

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But there is plenty of hope. With help from END7 supporters, Kenyas National Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (NPELF) delivered pills to treat the NTDs plaguing Fatuma’s family and the rest of their community.

Will you share Fatuma’s story to help more families like hers?

Click here to learn more about their story and NTDs in Kenya.

New (problem) kids on the block: Neglected Tropical Diseases

In Kenya, AllAfrica.com, the largest electronic distributor of African news and information, that describes the burden of NTDs in Kenya,  as well as identifying NTDs as one of the next major issues in global health:

Global Network Senior Resource Development Officer Valerie Fitton-Kane distributes Abendazole at Kahawa West Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya.

For years, HIV/AIDS has caused the government a lot of worry and with good reason. From the time it was declared a national disaster, there have been numerous campaigns to sensitise the public, drowning Kenyans in information. Today, it is almost impossible to find anyone in Kenya who does not know anything about HIV/AIDS.

But now there is a new problem kid on the block: neglected tropical diseases. These are a group of chronic diseases with serious consequences that affect populations living in low-income rural areas of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It is for this reason that neglected tropical diseases are also known as the diseases of the poor. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that at least one billion people are infected with neglected tropical diseases. In Kenya, about 50 per cent of the total population is infected with at least one neglected tropical disease. This has prompted the government to start to shift uncomfortably having half the population sick does not exactly sit well on the road map to achieving Vision 2030. The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation has, therefore, embarked on a mission to fight the diseases. Click here to continue reading.