2023 NTD Innovation Prize

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. 

The submission deadline is May 15, 2023.

More information & application

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'.

Call for Reviewers

American Leprosy Missions is also seeking a diverse group of NTD and mapping experts to serve as reviewers for the 2023 NTD Innovation Prize. Reviewers will learn about the review process and rating criteria, review and rate 5-15 abstracts, and review 2-3 semi-finalist video pitches.

Become a reviewer