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New Reaching The Last Mile Fund Aims To Eliminate River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis

Inside Philanthropy: The Deep-Pocketed Donors Behind the Latest Push Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
“…The most recent offensive by private funders on this front seeks to raise $100 million through a collective launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The 10-year fund aims to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. … The fund was announced at the Reaching the Last Mile global health forum, which recently took place in Abu Dhabi. The forum was made possible with the help of strategic partners such as the Carter Center and the Gates Foundation…” (Moses, 11/27).

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