News

4 February 2020: CNNTD participated in “Go For The Gals” as part of International Development Week. The event was co-organized by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, CNNTD, Bruyère Research Institute and the University of Ottawa.

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 entitled #CanadiansEndingNeglect.

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 the WHO.

21 February 2019: Learning event on NTDs at Global Affairs Canada, organized by CNNTD. Speakers included:

  • Dr. Dirk Engels, Former Director for the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
  • Fernando Lavadenz, Senior Health Specialist in the Africa region and focal point for NTDs and School Health 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

21 November 2018: The Canadian Conference on Global Health included a panel discussion entitled
“Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): The intersection of poverty reduction, equity and improved health for the most marginalized in the world”. Members of the panel included Alison Krentel, Margaret Gyapong, Theresa Gyorkos and Deb McFarland (moderated by Maneesh Philip).

18 November 2018: CNNTD partners meeting held in Toronto

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

Events

25 June 2020: The Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs in Kigali, Rwanda, hosted by the Government of Rwanda, on the eve of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting 2020. This event has been postponed.

8 – 10 September 2020: Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network (NNN) Conference 2020 to be held virtually. The theme of the conference is “Accelerating to 2030: Building Resilient NTD Programs in a Changing World.”

20 – 24 September 2020: International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria (ICTMM) in Bangkok, Thailand.

18 – 20 October 2020: Canadian Conference on Global Health in Ottawa, ON.

25 – 27 October 2020: World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany.

13 – 14 November 2020: Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD) in Toronto, ON.

15 – 19 November 2020: 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene will take place in Toronto, ON. The details regarding the Call for Abstracts is now open (the deadline for submission is 22 April 2020).