South African Activist David Barnard to Run the Grand to Grand Ultra in Support of the END Fund Submission Details
Author: David Barnard from Desert2Desert.
More Info link: https://endfund.networkforgood.com/projects/11357-grand-to-grand-david-barndard-s-fundraiser
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David’s fundraising page: http://goo.gl/FopK9u
David’s blog: https://desert2desert4socialcauses.wordpress.com/
END Fund: http://www.end.org/
Grand to Grand Ultra: http://www.g2gultra.com/home
12 September 2016
# About the END Fund
The END Fund, founded in 2012, is a private philanthropic initiative to end the five most common NTDs. It advocates for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programmes; facilitates strong partnerships with the private sector; and supports 20 national control programmes on the African continent.
The END Fund has raised over $50 million to treat people at risk of NTDs. In sub-Saharan Africa, the organisation has supported partners to distribute over $300 million worth of treatment to nearly 59 million people at risk of NTDs and train more than 247,000 health workers and officials in NTD prevention, control and treatment strategies.
The END Fund is poised to scale this work with additional investment.
About the Five Most Common NTDs in sub-Saharan Africa
Lymphatic filariasis (LF or elephantiasis) is a parasitic disease spread by mosquitoes that affects the lymph nodes and often causes enlargement of body parts, such as the limbs and genitals.
Onchocerciasis (river blindness) is a parasitic worm infection, transmitted through the bites of infected black flies, that causes massive damage to skin and eyes.
Schistosomiasis (bilharzia) is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails that can cause major damage to the urinary and digestive tracts.
Soil-transmitted helminths (STH or intestinal worms) are intestinal infections caused by parasitic worms. They are most common in children and can cause serious physical, nutritional and cognitive impairments. Intestinal worms are the most common NTD worldwide.
Trachoma is a contagious bacterial eye infection that can lead to inflammation and the development of scar tissue on the eyes. It is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness.
# For interviews with David Barnard about the Grand to Grand Ultra and his support for the END Fund:
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# For more information about the END Fund:
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The END Fund
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