NEWS

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:  A partners’ meeting of CNNTD was held in Toronto.  Contact the CNNTD for more information (info@cnntd.org).

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

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

20 – 24 November 2019: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

18 – 20 April 20202020 CUGH (Consortium of Universities for Global Health) Conference