The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Progress through partnership

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© The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases 2014

The Executive


Aims & ethos of the ISNTD

The ISNTD is an independent organisation providing a multidisciplinary global platform to alleviate the burden of NTDs on the world's poorest and most vulnerable, with the ultimate goal of reaching sustainable healthcare provision & poverty reduction in the developing world.


The Society believes that this goal cannot be achieved without strengthening the ties between all the parties already involved in NTD alleviation and addressing the socio-ecological and socio-political context of NTDs, in order to achieve not only the cure but also the prevention of NTDs with true and sustainable local leadership.


As a result, the Society has developed a vibrant, proactive and international Membership base and facilitates the development of concrete partnerships throughout its network and activities.


Find out more about our Members & Partners here.


In this ethos, the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases aims to:


  • generate awareness & critical debate in endemic and non-endemic countries of NTDs


  • increase the exposure of researchers, charities and organisations that make up the backbone of field work and outreach to the affected countries


  • draw attention and interest to the various global research programmes and institutions in order to increase funding and practical assistance


  • address each aspect of NTDs in a comprehensive, holistic and multidisciplinary manner by driving the interconnect between organisations and disciplines


  • promote a onehealth approach through the integration of human and animal health to preserve the advances in healthcare



Conferences & Partnership

The ISNTD is commited to fostering strong bonds and concrete partnerships between organisations to generate significant advancements in NTD control.


This is achieved by offering a series of well recieved and dynamic conferences throughout the year where dialogue, interconnect and the drive for new partnerships are key.


The Society is also grounded on a diverse and far-reaching members base, actively engaged in the Society's work through the dynamic Resource Centre where members are able to develop and maintain these relationships and increase the exposure of their research and organisation.