About the ISNTD
The ISNTD is an independent organisation providing a multidisciplinary global platform to an international network of individuals working in the fields of Neglected Tropical Diseases, diseases of poverty and global development.
The aim of the ISNTD is to focus on and highlight the research and programmes of colleagues and organisations worldwide, to ultimately have an impact on the health and prosperity of the world's poorest and most vulnerable, while sharing the 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.
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 & partnerships
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 focused 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 Research Hub where members are able to develop and maintain these relationships and increase the exposure of their research and organisation.