The Reach Campaign is an initiative to end river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. Over 200 million people worldwide require treatment for river blindness while 850 million people are at risk of lymphatic filariasis. Like many neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), river blindness and lymphatic filariasis disproportionately affect the world’s most vulnerable people, trapping their families in cycles of poverty.
Proceeds from the campaign will go to the Reaching the Last Mile Fund (RLMF). Administered by the END Fund, RLMF delivers prevention and treatment across 7 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Together we can help end river blindness and lymphatic filariasis and ensure a brighter future for millions.
River blindness is a preventable parasitic disease transmitted by black flies. It causes severe itching, disfiguring skin conditions and if left untreated, irreversible blindness.
Lymphatic filariasis – also known as Elephantiasis –is a mosquito-transmitted disease that is caused by parasitic worms and which damages the human lymph system, causing severe and extensive swelling of the lower limbs.