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2020

15 – 19 November 2020: CNNTD members participate in 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

12 – 14 November 2020: Karlee Silver, Co-CEO of Grand Challenges Canada, and Alison Krentel provide comments at the open and closing plenaries to the Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD).

4-6 November 2020: Dr. Theresa Gyorkos participated in WHO Scientific and Technical Advisory Group’s Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluation for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

28 – 29 October 2020: Dr. Theresa Gyorkos participated in the soil-transmitted helminthiases advisory council annual meeting.

7 August 2020: CNNTD submits a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance for Canada to invest in the elimination and control of NTDs.

29 July 2020: Canadians Alison Krentel and Priscilla Pangan participated in WHO webinar on how youth can contribute to achieving the NTD control and elimination targets.

25 June 2020: Parliamentary Secretary Kamal Khera MP participated in the ‘Power the Partnership: End the Neglect’ global virtual event celebrating the achievements in eliminating NTDs since 2012.

4 February 2020: CNNTD participated in “Go For The Gals” as part of International Development Week.

31 January 2020: Member of Parliament Scott Simms made a one-minute statement in the House of Commons in support of World NTD Day acknowledging Canadians who make an impact in the control of NTDs globally.

30 January 2020: The first annual World NTD Day was celebrated with a month-long social media campaign on #CanadiansEndingNeglect.

2019

20 – 24 November 2019: Members of CNNTD presented research at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

17 – 19 October 2019: CNNTD sponsored two sessions at the Canadian Conference for Global Health in Ottawa, Ontario. The theme of the conference was “Governance for Global Health: Power, politics and justice.”

3 – 6 June 2019: CNNTD participated in the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver. Highlights included a Pub Quiz on NTDs and a panel discussion on NTDs, featuring the First Lady of Burkina Faso, the Minister of Health for Uganda and the Director, Control of NTDs at WHO.

21 February 2019: Learning event on NTDs at Global Affairs Canada. Speakers included:

  • Dr. Dirk Engels, Former Director for the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
  • Fernando Lavadenz, Senior Health Specialist at The World Bank
  • Dr. Alison Krentel, Investigator at Bruyère Research Institute

20 February 2019: A Parliamentary Reception was co-hosted by CNNTD and the Multi-Party Global Health Caucus on HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria of the Parliament of Canada. The reception featured presentations by:

  • Dr. Dirk Engels, Former Director for the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Theresa Gyorkos, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control
  • Dr. Alison Krentel, Investigator at Bruyère Research Institute

2018

21 November 2018: The Canadian Conference on Global Health included a panel discussion on “Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): The intersection of poverty reduction, equity and improved health for the most marginalized in the world”.

12 October 2018: Fifty-seven member nations of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie adopted the proposed resolution on neglected tropical diseases. Read the text of the resolution.

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