About the Author
Ellen Agler serves as the CEO of the END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative working to end five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affecting 1.5 billion people — 1 in 5 people alive today. She is author of Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (Johns Hopkins University Press, January 2019). Along with her work at the END Fund, Ellen currently serves on the board of the Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank that promotes policies that lift people from poverty to prosperity. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Security Advisory Board and the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases Stakeholders Working Group. Ellen holds graduate degrees in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.