NNN 2022 post-conference webinar

We are excited to invite you to the NNN 2022 post-conference webinar session, on the theme of 'NNN and the WHO NTD Road map - member support to national programmes'.

Date: December: 1st 2022

Time: 7:00 am (EST), 12:00 pm (GMT), 13:00 pm (CET), 17:45 pm (NPT)

The 13th Annual Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network (NNN) Conference, brought together major stakeholders from over 50 countries to deliberate on innovative approaches to integrate and empower national NTD programmes for sustainable ownership.

This 75 minute webinar session will highlight what member organizations are doing to support countries in implementing the 2030 road map, following closely the 2021 NNN Conference Special Session. The 2021 session saw leaders from national governments, NGOs, and research organizations discuss changing expectations and roles of partners in advancing country ownership. In the 2022 session, the NNN seeks to directly engage with its membership and community base, in further advancing this discussion to produce an NNN statement on equitable partnerships to end NTDs.

The NNN 2022 post-conference webinar aims to foster greater collaboration and learning, encouraging all partners to re-evaluate operating models and celebrate best practices that support and empower national NTD programs.

The session will be presented in English, with French interpretation


Francisca Olamiju | Executive Director, MITOSATH 

Dr Francisca Olamiju is a medical parasitologist with a strong passion for public health, focusing on NTDs. Having over two decades of experience in public health, she is the founding National Coordinator/ Executive Director of Mission to Save the Helpless (MITOSATH). From her passion for uplifting the dignity of human life, she has been able to steer the Organization to become the biggest indigenous Non-Governmental Organization on Neglected Tropical Diseases and a leading player on public health in Nigeria.

Wendy Harrison |  CEO, SCI Foundation

Wendy Harrison trained and practiced as a veterinary surgeon, holds an MPH and a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology and honorary professor at the Royal Veterinary College. She is the CEO of SCI Foundation that partners with Ministries of Health to support the delivery of comprehensive programmes to eliminate parasitic infections focusing on schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths. Wendy is an advocate of the one health approach and is a commissioner on the Lancet One Health commission and was involved in the development of the recently launched One Health companion document to the WHO NTD road map.

Shovakhar Kandel | Country Director, TLM Nepal

Country Director of The Leprosy Mission, Nepal, Shovakar Kandel has been working in the field of leprosy for more than 30 years now. He led the transformation of the current Anandaban Hospital into a multi-specialty health service delivery center, championed several community based inclusive development initiatives and continues to support national programs to end the neglect of marginalized communities in Nepal.