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Philanthropy Age: New $22.5m Commitment for Disease Elimination Campaign

Philanthropy Age covered Helmsley’s investment in the Reaching the Last Mile Fund to advance the efforts to treat and eliminate two neglected tropical diseases in East Africa. The funding will target onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis in Ethiopia, as well as the surrounding countries of South Sudan and Sudan.

“This is something bigger than everyone. Not one person, one organization, or one foundation can do this alone,” said Walter Panzirer, a Trustee of the Helmsley Charitable Trust. “We hope our funds act as a catalyst to bring even more funders here to achieve elimination of these neglected tropical diseases.”

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