The 10th NTD Annual Conference

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Conference brings together health professionals including researchers, policy makers, implementers and other stakeholders working on all aspects of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to review progress and chart the way forward in the research and control of NTDs in the African region. This year’s conference is jointly organized by the MoH-Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit and KEMRI.

The Aim of the Conference is ‘To foster networking among African NTDs Researchers, Policy makers and implementers and to disseminate Research Findings.’ 

Conference Theme: Bridging the gaps towards NTDs elimination: Progress through partnership

The Conference’s Sub-themes will include: 

  1. Reports from NTD  control program managers
  2. Research for elimination
  3. Epidemiology and public health
  4. Control programs implementation and evaluation
  5. Health behavioral and social science

Conference Chairs

Head, Neglected Tropical Diseases' (NTD) Programme, Ministry of Health
Neglected Tropical Diseases Branch, Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of diseases which affect the poorest of poor communities mostly in developing countries. Children bear the brunt of NTDs leading to stigma, increased absenteeism and drop-out rates from school, and affected adults suffer reduced economic activity due to poor health leading to a vicious cycle of poverty. The NTDs of priority in Africa include Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis), Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH), Schistosomiasis (bilharzia), Trachoma, Leishmaniasis (kala azar), Hydatidosis, Tungiasis (Jiggers) Buruli ulcer, Onchocerciasis (river blindness), and Guineaworm disease among others. They are the most common conditions affecting the poorest 500 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and together produce a burden of disease that may be equivalent to up to one-half of SSA's malaria disease burden and more than double that is caused by tuberculosis. NTDs can be eliminated using safe diagnostic tools, drugs, provision of safe water and sanitation facilities, health education etc.

NTDs Pictorial

Buruli Ulcer

Buruli Ulcer

Lympatic Filariasis
Guinea Worm

Guinea Worm

Soil Transmitted Helminthes

Soil Transmitted Helminthes



(Hansen’s Diseases)

Leprosy( Hansen’s Disease)

Control Of NTDs

African Ministries of Health in the WHO Afro region have developed comprehensive multi-year plans for the control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), called NTD Programme Master plans, which are essential components for effective planning and implementation of sustainable NTD programmes in the African region. These master plans have been launched and respective NTD departments in the ministries are now conducting activities such as advocacy and resource mobilization as well as awareness creation among affected communities with the aim of raising NTDs visibility in their countries and implementing control and elimination activities. In an effort to foster partnership and future collaborations in controlling and eventually eliminating the NTDs, the 10th NTD conference will in 2016 bring together NTD programme managers, researchers, , policy makers, implementers, community members, patients as well as the private sector to share data, ideas, review progress made and discuss the way forward.

Support This Conference

Your support for the upcoming conference is highly appreciated and can be in any of the following ways:

Individual participation at the conference
Financial support towards all or part of the items of the budget
Paying for exhibition booth your company, department, or products at the conference
Organization and support of a pre-conference activity of your choice in line with the conference theme
Organization and support of a NTD Symposium activity in line with the conference theme

During the conference, the Director KEMRI (DK) recognizes outstanding contributions by NTD   researchers through an Annual Outstanding Researcher. Other awards include the NTD Champion Award (recognizing persons at the forefront in eliminating these scourges) and the  NTD Journalist Award, presented  to a journalist who has covered very high impact NTD activities in the past year. Outstanding young researchers are recognized through a Young Investigators Award. 

Venue Map

Kenyatta Hospital

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For Enquiries Contact

Ms. Rosemary Musuva
Neglected Tropical Diseases Department
Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR)
P.O. Box 1578-40100 KEMRI, Kisumu
Josphat M.Mutua (Bsc,MPH)
Programme Officer Neglected Tropical Diseases' (NTD) Unit
Ministry of Health
P. O. Box 2238-00202 Nairobi, KENYA.
KNH Grounds
Cell: +254721568299