Agenda 2022

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-centric approaches to service delivery.

This hybrid, three-day event will feature 16 exciting workshops and a two-hour rapid fire session highlighting the BEST Framework’s role in integrating NTDs in health systems. The plenaries include a High-level panel discussion, the now annual Special Session and the exciting NTD Innovation Prizes.

A pdf version of the programme is available for download on the right hand sidebar.

Tue, 13 Sept

11:00 - Registration
11:30-13:00 - NNN Working Groups
  • Ensuring Sustainable Systems Cross-Cutting Group Open to all - Hybrid session
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Cross-Cutting Group Open to all - Hybrid session
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:30 - NNN Working Groups
  • Conflict & Humanitarian Emergencies Cross-Cutting Group Open to all - Hybrid session
  • Skin Related NTDs Cross-Cutting Group Open to all - Hybrid session
16:00-18:00 - Opening Ceremony Plenary & Panel
18:15 - 19:30 - Special Plenary Session with interactive break-out discussion
19:30 - Drinks Reception & Networking

Wed, 14 Sept

9:30-11:00 - NNN Working Groups
  • Leprosy Disease Specific Group In person only
11:30-13:00 - NNN Working Groups
  • Leprosy Disease Specific Group In person only
  • International Coalition for Trachoma Control, (ICTC) - Disease Specific Group Members only - Hybrid
  • STH & SCH Disease Specific Group Open to all - Hybrid session
  • Oncho Disease Specific Group Open to all - Hybrid session
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:30 - NNN Working Groups
  • International Coalition for Trachoma Control, (ICTC) Disease Specific Group Members only - Hybrid
  • Lymphatic Filariasis Disease Specific Group Open to all - Hybrid session
  • Disease Management Disability & Inclusion, (DMDI) CCG Open to all - Hybrid session
16:00-17:30 - Workshops #1
  • 1.1 One Health for NTDs: who, what, where, when and how
  • 1.2 Country led innovations to control NTDs amongst the hard-toreach populations
  • 1.3 Sustainable data management: Integrating NTD data into national HMIS for increased ownership and data driven decision making
  • 1.4 Innovation in NTD mainstreaming approaches: Leveraging local leadership and decentralized governance across sectors for integrated and sustainable NTD programming
18:00-19:30 - Workshops #2
  • 2.1 Electronic Data Capture for Mass Drug Administration in Neglected Tropical Diseases: Challenges and Scale-up
  • 2.2 Where the real learning happens: strengthening NTD health systems through non-formal methods of capacity building
  • 2.3 Cross-cutting approaches to mainstreaming NTDs: innovations, opportunities and limitations
  • 2.4 Empowering National Programmes and Last Mile Communities: Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Integration Approaches and Tools

Thur, 15 Sept

9:30-11:00 - Repid Fire Sessions
11:30-13:00 - Workshops #3
  • 3.1 The challenge of integration and the need for innovation: Novel approaches to prevention and management of NTDs in unstable settings
  • 3.2 Integrating footcare for leprosy, lymphatic filariasis (LF), podoconiosis and diabetes into the health systems: existing tools, practices, gaps and opportunities
  • 3.3 Tools and innovative approaches to improve NTD mass drug administration coverage
  • 3.4 Models of Integrated Service Delivery for NTDs into Primary Health Care Structures: Case Studies from Senegal and Guinea
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:30 - Workshops #4
  • 4.1 Putting the NTD road map into action: Exploring lessons learned as NTD programs operationalize evolving strategies and address challenges to achieving final mile goals?
  • 4.2 Integrating Mental Health and NTDs: Developing Indicators to Track Progress of the Essential Care Package
  • 4.3 Going Far, Going Together: Examining WASH and Health Collaborations As a Model for Achieving the WHO 2030 NTD Roadmap
  • 4.4 Sustainability in Action- Promoting country ownership and mainstreaming of NTD programs: Government, Donors, and Implementing Partners' perspectives.
16:00-18:00 - Closing Plenary