ME Newswire / Business Wire
BAMAKO, Mali - Thursday, November 1st 2012
The Ministry of Health and Helen Keller International to treat NTD’s in Mali; END Fund thanks those who came together to make it possible
The END Fund, the world’s first private philanthropic initiative to combat the seven most common Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), announced today that much-needed treatment and prevention drugs will be distributed to millions of Malians affected by NTDs.
The END Fund exceeded its goal of raising the necessary $1.2 million USD to re-start the suspended mass drug administration (MDA). Helen Keller International, working alongside the Malian Ministry of Health, is leading the efforts to ensure the donated medicines are delivered to the communities at risk. The announcement was made today outside of Bamako during a Ministry of Health MDA launch ceremony.
The END Fund mobilized a group of mining companies and foundations for the emergency fundraisi
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