- First Foundation Grant Focused on Access to Health Addresses Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Democratic Republic of Congo -
NORTHBROOK, Ill., December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, the Astellas Global Health Foundation announced its first grant since the Foundation’s inception, awarding $750,000 to the END Fund, a prominent philanthropic organization combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) worldwide. The END Fund will use the investment to deliver NTD treatments through mass drug administration mechanisms designed to control and eliminate NTDs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s poorest countries ranking among the highest in NTD prevalence.
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