NNN Conference 2022

NTDs in health systems - innovate, integrate, & empower

The 13th Annual Neglected Tropical Disease NGO (NNN) Conference will take place from Tuesday 13th - Thursday 15th September 2022 in-person in Kathmandu, Nepal and online.

The 2022 NNN conference theme, NTDs in health systems - innovate, integrate, & empower, aligns with Pillar 2 of the 2021-2030 road map for NTDs and invites us to find innovative solutions to collaborate and mutualise resources across NTD and other sectors; integrate NTD priorities within health systems; and ultimately empower national programmes for sustained ownership of planning, implementation, and person-centered approaches to service delivery.

Registration for the upcoming 2022 NNN Conference is now open!

This year the 2022 NNN Conference will be held in-person at the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal with virtual components on a platform to be decided.

Each part of the conference, whether in-person or virtual, is designed for the NNN audience to drive engagement, connection, and action. Today’s technology makes it much easier to host a conference that is as engaging online as it is in-person. We would love to see you in Kathmandu, but if you decide to join us virtually, you will be able to explore conference content, connect with the NTD community, and share your expertise.

NTD Innovation Prize

The winners of the NTD Innovation Prize will be announced at the NNN 2022

The 2021 Prize included two $20,000 awards for winning proposals from two domains: data and analytics, and diagnostics. The application process drew 30 applicants from 15 countries, yielding three finalists in each domain. Once again, American Leprosy Missions partnered with Novartis and announced the winners during the closing of the annual NNN conference. Dr. Amber Barton and Dr. Martin Holland from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine won the data and analytics award. The diagnostics domain winner was Dr. Temitope Agbana from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Additionally, a $1000 Popular Choice Award went to Dr. Anthony Ablordey from the University of Ghana’s Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, based on online voting through ntdinnovation.org.

Read about the 2020 NTD Innovation Prize winners.

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

Workshop submission

Workshop submissions are now closed.

The workshops will be structured under the components of the BEST Framework (Behaviour, Environment, Social Inclusion & Equity and Treatment & Care) and aligned with the theme of the 2022 NNN Conference- NTDs in health systems - innovate, integrate, & empower.

About the conference theme

The 2022 Annual Conference theme aligns with Pillar 2 of the 2021-2030 road map for NTDs and invites us to find innovative solutions to collaborate and mutualise resources across NTD and other sectors; integrate NTD priorities within health systems; and empower national programmes for sustained ownership of planning, implementation, and person-centered approaches to service delivery.

Election of a Vice-Chair

Each year, we ask our members to vote for the next NNN Vice-Chair. Nominations will open shortly and the new Vice-Chair will be announced at the NNN Conference 2022.

The role of the Vice-Chair includes:

  • Providing support and advice to the Chair in decision making, acting for the Chair when the Chair is not available and undertaking assignments at the request of the Chair
  • Member of the ExCo Steering Committee (SC)
  • Chairing the Conference Committee
  • Representing NNN in external meetings as required.

Read the NNN 2021 report here