2023 NTD Innovation Prize

Winner| 2023 NTD Innovation Prize

Tine Huyse - Royal Museum for Central Africa, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Universit√© de Kinshasa - Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Proposal - Citizen science for mapping snail-borne diseases: a community-based approach to revolutionize snail control in Uganda and DR Congo

American Leprosy Missions will award a $40,000 prize in the fifth annual NTD Innovation Prize contest, presented in partnership with NNN and Novartis. in 2023, the NTD Innovation Prize will accept submissions that leverage mapping and spatial analysis to target NTD interventions.

Over recent years, interest has grown in tools or processes that utilize geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, and spatial analysis to support NTD targets. This is seen in the WHO Road Map for NTDs 2012-2030, calling for standardized mapping to show a detailed view of disease epidemiology and progression, new approaches to mapping integration, and compatibility. For the Prize, mapping will be defined as the use of GIS to create, manage, visualize, and analyze various types of data, including, but not limited to, spatial. 

2023 FINALISTS AND PROPOSALS

  1. Tine Huyse - Royal Museum for Central Africa, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Universit√© de Kinshasa - Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo  
    Proposal - Citizen science for mapping snail-borne diseases: a community-based approach to revolutionize snail control in Uganda and DR Congo
  2. Ximena Illarramendi - Fiocruz - Brazil 
    Proposal: Interactive map for visual exploration and analysis of NTDs
  3. Yudhy Dharmawan - Universitas Diponegoro, NLR Indonesia - Indonesia
    Proposal - Reducing the delay in leprosy detection: evidence of mapping method support in Indonesia's high leprosy endemic areas

Read the full article about the 2023 finalists and their proposals on the NTD Innovation Prize website

Previous Prize Winners

2022 NTD Innovation Prize winner in 'Leveraging digital health and technology to combat neglected tropical diseases'

2021 NTD Innovation Prize winners two areas 'Data and analytics for NTDs; Diagnostics for NTDs'

2020 NTD Innovation Prize winners in 'Creativity and ingenuity within the NTD space, new ideas that can result in cost-effective, scalable and transformative positive impact'

2019 NTD Innovation Prize winners in 'Innovation relating to one of the strategic domains of the BEST Framework or data and analytics'.