Today the END7 campaign’s latest video “How to Shock a Celebrity” won the 2013 DoGooder ImpactX Award for the nonprofit video that had the most real-world advocacy impact in the past year. We are featured alongside other great cause-oriented videos from the Rainforest Alliance, Pathfinder International and Raf Bauer.
New Video Builds Momentum in Global Effort to End Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2020
Most people have never heard of diseases like elephantiasis, river blindness, snail fever, trachoma, roundworm, whipworm, or hookworm. But one in six people globally, including more than half a billion children, have these organisms living and breeding inside their bodies.
Yet the solution to these diseases is relatively simple: For only 50 cents, we can provide one person with treatment and protection against all seven NTDs for up to one year.
A lot of people ask us, why is it a Global Network?
Controlling and eliminating the seven most common NTDs is no simple task that can be accomplished by one organization or individual. Successfully fighting these diseases of poverty requires a community effort – and the hard work and dedication of stakeholders at all levels, including pharmaceutical companies, non-profit organizations, governments, academic institutions, corporations and the general public.