Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) impact more than a billion people across the world, primarily those living in poor or marginalized communities. The Canadian Network for NTDs is a vibrant network of interested Canadian individuals and organizations who mobilize Canadian action to end suffering from NTDs.
Our mission is to generate interest and support from the Canadian public about NTDs, and advocate for the elimination of NTDs to be a key part of Canada’s global health priorities. Our network of global health practitioners and researchers provide world-class insight and support for Canadian policy on NTDs.
We believe that addressing NTDs is the missing piece to improved global health. Canadian investment to eliminate NTDs will help reduce global health inequities and establish more resilient health systems.
Why should we care about NTDs?
Check out our video explaining NTDs and their effect on global health.
Here is the 2021-22 winning video from our new Student and Young Professional NTD Ambassador, Maëla Séguin!
This video explains NTDs and their impact on global health equity.
Become a member of our network
Joining our network is free. Benefits of membership include:
Connect with the people, researchers and organizations that share your passion for the place of NTDs in the global health conversation
Receive regular updates about funding opportunities, new research, and news and events related to NTDs in Canada and across the world
Receive invitations to Canadian and global NTD events
Opportunity to become a member of our Steering Committee
Access technical resources on NTDs
Ability to use our platform to share resources, events, messaging on global health priorities
Work with us to develop new initiatives and have your say on our policy and advocacy activities
Nominate a person to become our Student and Young Professionals Ambassador
Recognition on our website and at our events.