NTDs should be neglected no longer

The Canadian Network for NTDs is a network of interested Canadian individuals and organizations who aim to 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.

Advocacy and Policy Officer – Tina Lines

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Tina has worked within the non-profit sector for more than 20 years, with nearly 10 years of proposal development & design experience including with international agencies such as Plan International Canada, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), among others. She has worked in Kenya and Zambia, conducted training in Djibouti and Uganda and has visited many other countries in South America, Africa and Europe. She has experience developing multi-country programs, primarily in health and education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tina loves the intersection between gender, health and human rights; knowledge translation in health; and learning from others in the global health community. Tina holds an Honours B.A in Political Science and Human Rights from Carleton University, and a post-graduate degree in International Project Management from Humber College, and is completing an MSc in Global Public Health from Queen Mary University London. Tina is really excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with such a bright, passionate and diverse team to advance the policy and advocacy agenda of the CNNTD.

Canadian Student and Young Professional Ambassador for NTDs – Katrina Bouzanis

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Katrina is a recent graduate from McMaster University’s MSc. Global Health Program, and has a background in microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases research. Since embarking on her global health studies, Katrina has been involved in various global health research projects. She is particularly interested in infectious disease care, global health policy, health equity and the social determinants of health. She is passionate about engaging students and young professionals to tackle global health challenges.