About the Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases impact more than a billion people world-wide, primarily those who are poor and marginalized.  The Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNNTD) is a vibrant network of interested Canadian individuals and organisations, mobilizing Canadian action to end suffering from NTDs.

The members of the CNNTD work together with the following aims:  1) to  generate interest and support from the Canadian public about NTDs;  2) to provide insight and support to integrate NTD action into existing Canadian global health efforts; 3) and to mobilise resources for research and programme implementation.

The goals and activities of the CNNTD align with global efforts to address the health burden of NTDs globally and ensure that no one is left behind.

CNNTD at Women Deliver!

With powerful messages, engaging sessions and many terrific discussions, the Women Deliver 2019 Conference took place in Vancouver from June 3 to 6.  CNNTD was pleased to be there, along with our international partner, Uniting to Combat NTDs. Highlights included a Pub Quiz on NTDs (in which the first prize was a flight on Emirates to anywhere they fly!) and a panel discussion on NTDs, featuring the First Lady of Burkina Faso, the Minister of Health for Uganda and the Director of the Department of Contro of NTDs at the WHO.   Our CNNTD Youth Ambassador, Priscilla Pangan, had the opportunity to conduct an interview with dynamic Youth Advocate Natasha Mwansa … We will be posting that interview soon, so stay tuned!