Dubai Cares partners with The END Fund to implement de-worming programs in developing countries
Submitted by charlotte on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 20:00
Apr 5, 2012 | The END Fund
Dubai Cares contributes $1 million for a school-based de-worming program that will treat children under the age of 14 across five districts in Angola for various Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
Dubai Cares announced today a commitment of AED3.67 million (USD$1 million) to The END Fund, the world’s first private donor-advised fund dedicated to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), to combat seven of the most prevalent NTD infections in Angola.
The contribution from Dubai Cares, a UAE-based philanthropic organisation founded in 2007 by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve access to quality primary education for children in developing countries, will help the Fund move closer towards its goal of treating over 50 million people in the next five years.
Read the press release from The END Fund