END7 mobilized more than 26,000 donations totaling over $1.2 million to help accelerate the fight against NTDs. One hundred percent of END7 donations benefitted NTD treatment programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support mass drug administration and related activities that addressed the seven most common NTDs, with incredible results:
Neglected Tropical Diseases
We worked to increase funding and engage development partners to bring NTD programs to scale, produce evidence of sustainable impact and change the prognosis for communities affected by NTDs forever. The Global Network directly mobilized more than $165 million toward NTD control and established unique philanthropic partnerships that continue to drive critical resources to fill the funding gap.
The Global Network’s NTD Special Envoy Program, created through a grant from the Michelson Medical Research Foundation, mobilized former heads of state and the immediate Past Director of the Pan American Health Organization to expand the reach of global NTD advocacy efforts through media interviews, publications and opinion pieces and the political engagement needed to close the funding gap to reach NTD control and elimination goals.
The Global Network helped facilitate partnerships between corporations, NGOs, governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations in order to leverage new and existing resources and dedicate them to controlling NTDs. Focusing on three regions with the highest burdens of NTDs: Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean, we worked with our implementing partners to initiate brand-new programs for NTD control, to bring existing NTD control programs to scale, and to integrate NTD control with other global health programs such as immunization, nutritional supplement prog
The Global Network educated policymakers around the world about the impact of NTDs and engaged them with timely calls-to-action, generating significant political commitments and mobilizing historic levels of resources for NTD treatment and prevention programs. Our work leveraged more than $1.5 billion in new resources to accelerate progress against NTDs.
At the 2006 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Sabin co-founded the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to raise the awareness, political will and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).