We are extremely happy to partner with an extremely important campaign initiative, End7, that will help save children from seven of the most debilitating and deadly tropical diseases on the planet.
End7 is on a mission to see the end of 7 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by 2020. And they want you to be part of it. 1 in 6 people worldwide, including over half a billion children, have these parasitic and bacterial diseases living and breeding in their bodies. These diseases are tied to nearly every major global health issue we face today- water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, malaria, malnutrition, maternal/child health, to name a few – and impact many socio-economic issues. As a group, NTDs impose a greater health burden than malaria and tuberculosis, and rival that of HIV/AIDS. Schistosomiasis, one of the seven leading NTDs, alone causes nearly 300,000 fatalities each year, making it the second leading parasitic killer in the world after malaria.
The great news is they have the solution. And it’s simple. All it takes is a packet of pills and all it costs is 50¢ to treat and protect one child for one year. All they need now is your support so they can increase awareness, raise donations and encourage world leaders to make the elimination of these diseases an important part of their policy agendas.
Photo: UN Photo/Martine Perret