NNN Conference 2021

Picture of NNN Conference 2019 opening plenary panel

This meeting is an important opportunity to highlight the urgent need to bring health equity to the remaining one billion people who continue to be affected by neglected tropical diseases.

- Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General to NNN 2018 conference participants.

Save the date

The 12th Annual Neglected Tropical Disease NGO (NNN) Conference will take place from Tuesday 7th - Thursday 9th September 2021. Please save these dates in your calendar. Further information will be communicated to you in due course. As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues we are closely monitoring the situation. The health and safety of our delegates continues to be our number one priority and as such we are continuing to monitor the World Health Organization advice plus our Security advisor as to how we proceed with the conference this year. The NNN Executive Committee will make an informed decision in March whether the conference will take place physically in Nepal or once again virtually, and registration will officially open early April.

Whether the conference be in-person or virtual, 2021 will be an exciting year with the newly launched road map for NTDs by WHO. While we restate our commitment to working to meet the ambitious targets set by the road map, let's keep reflecting on the role of our NGO community to sustain and accelerate progress toward 2030.

Missed last year's conference, "Accelerating to 2030: Building Resilient NTD Programmes in a Changing World," and want to re-watch particular sessions? See the Conference Recordings page.

Picture of all conference 2019 attendees at the opening plenary

NTD Innovation Prize

The third annual NTD Innovation Prize will occur at the 2021 NNN Conference. Abstract submission will open on 1 March and close on 30 April 202.

The 2020 competition featured ideas that could lead to transformative, positive impact in the NTD space. Five finalists were revealed during the opening plenary and two were announced as winners during the closing plenary. Read more about the NTD Innovation Prize here and last year's winners here.

Election of a Vice-Chair

As usual, conference participants will elect a Vice Chair at the NNN Conference 2021. Nomination form and more information to be provided in due course.

At the 2020 conference, we were thrilled to announce Arielle Dolegui (World Vision) as Vice Chair for the 2020-2021 year.