Members

The NTD NGO Network is made up of a broad range of NGOs that work with ministries of health to eliminate and control NTDs.  

  • Amref Health Africa

    Established and registered in 1957, Amref Health Africa is Africa’s largest indigenous, international health NGO. Amref Health Africa’s vision is “lasting health change in Africa”, which we believe is possible when communities are empowered with knowledge; skills and the means to maintain their good health and break the cycle of poor health and poverty. The organization has programs in over 17 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, including Senegal in the West. In addition, we reach people in over 35 countries in Africa through our training, consultancy and clinical outreach programs.

  • Anesvad

    Anesvad is an international NGO whose goal is to fight against the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in sub-saharan Africa from a human rights approach and in coherence with the Primary Health Care (PHC) strategy. Their scope of intervention focuses on skin diseases such as Buruli ulcer, yaws or leprosy. These can be prevented, detected on time and cured. That is why Anesvad works in a comprehensive manner in order to optimize resources, and achieve the greatest impact. Moreover, these diseases are three of the seventeen NTD catalogued by the World Health Organization, which affect millions of people in the world.

  • Austrian Leprosy Relief Association

    The ALRA is a human rights-oriented organisation. It works in the health sector of development co-operation. The prime objective of ALRA is to combat poverty and deprivation in developing countries through structural improvement of health systems. This work for sustainable health is part of promoting economic and social development, which shall lead to processes of structural and social change, and economically and ecologically sustainable growth.

  • Australian National University

    The Department of Global Health (Research School of Population Health, Australian National University) is committed to doing research to optimize strategies for control and elimination of NTDs, including STH, schistosomiasis and LF. We undertake large scale community trials, particularly in Asia, looking at the impact of specific interventions, that can include deworming strategies, WASH projects and vaccination programs, on infections with these parasites.

  • Blantyre Institute for Community Outreach

    The Blantyre Institute for Community Outreach (BICO) currently focuses on Trachoma and Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) in Malawi. BICO is a leading organisation in conducting operational research and community clinical trials.

  • The Carter Center

    The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.

  • CBM

    CBM is an international Christian disability and development organization, transforming the lives of people with disabilities in low-income communities.Through its local partners, CBM works in over 60 countries, providing services to over 80 million people including 70 million people who received drug treatments for the control of NTDs.

  • Children Without Worms

    Children Without Worms (CWW) is a partnership between Johnson & Johnson and the Task Force for Global Health in the global control of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), commonly known as intestinal worms.

  • Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases

    LSTM's Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases (CNTD) is a major implementing partner of UKAID's investment into the Global NTD Programme and has delivered the DFID funded LF Elimination Programme since 2009.

  • The Damien Foundation

    The Damien Foundation is highly specialised. Ours is a long-term battle waged specifically against two diseases, leprosy and tuberculosis. The focused nature of our work sets our Foundation apart from other non-governmental organisations.We help in setting up easily accessible, sustainable, high-quality programmes. However, we limit our project work to specific regions and countries. This is because our project commitment is a long-term one. As long as it is desirable, reasonable and necessary to do so, we will remain partners in a project.

  • DAHW - Concerned about the poorest worldwide

    German Leprosy and TB Relief Association was founded as Deutsches Aussätzigen-Hilfswerk (German Leprosy Relief Association) in 1957.

  • effect:hope

    Working together to free people from Neglected Tropical Diseases that isolate and impoverish.

  • Evidence Action

    Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative scales up school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children's health, education and long-term development. It currently supports deworming of more than 200 million children annually.

  • FAIRMED

    FAIRMED (formerly known as Swiss Emmaus Leprosy Relief) is instrumental in combating neglected tropical diseases.

  • The Fred Hollows Foundation

    Working to continue the late Professor Fred Hollow's vision, The Fred Hollows Foundation teams in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, work alongside Governments, national staff and local partners to increase our collective impact in eliminating avoidable blindness around the world.

  • Fontilles

    Fontilles is a non-profit association whose goal is to end leprosy and its consequences. Fontilles supports the sustainable development of affected populations and works on other NTDs such as Buruli ulcer, Dengue, and Leishmaniasis. To do this, Fontilles develops cooperative health projects in different countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa.

  • Footwork

    Our vision is a world free of podoconiosis in our lifetime.

  • Handicap International

    Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Handicap International is an independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

  • Health & Development International

    Health & Development International (HDI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with offices in the United States and Norway and is dedicated to working toward the eradication of Guinea worm disease and lymphatic filariasis in Africa and elsewhere.

  • Heart to Heart International

    Based on love and compassion of Christianity, Heart to Heart International is serving children and families suffering from poverty, disabilities and diseases to empower them and to create "Inclusive Society" for all since it was established in 1988. Heart to Heart International is headquartered in Seoul, Korea and works for developing countries as well as Korea.

  • Helen Keller International

    Helen Keller International (HKI) is known for sustainability, reliability, efficiency, and the highest level of technical expertise in preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition. HKI is headquartered in New York City, and has programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States.

  • International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

    The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) was established in 1975 as a coordinating, umbrella organization to lead international efforts in blindness prevention activities.

  • The International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations

    ILEP's mission is to work together to stop leprosy, to prevent disability and to break the stigma resulting from leprosy.

  • International Trachoma Initiative

    ITI's mission is the elimination of blindness from trachoma through stewardship of the Pfizer donated Zithromax; developing and strengthening partnerships for disease elimination, and knowledge and data management for the global programme.,

  • IMA World Health

    IMA World Health (IMA), a specialist in providing essential healthcare services and medical supplies around the world, is a nonprofit, faith-based organization working to restore health, hope and dignity to those most in need.

  • INMED Partnerships for Children

    Since 1986, INMED Partnerships for Children has built alliances with public and private sector partners in more than 100 countries to rescue children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence or instability, and to prepare them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. Through a broad range of health, education, family support, agriculture and community development programs, INMED works to create opportunities that inspire hope, build self-reliance and encourage community collaboration to sustain positive change.

  • Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology

    The goal of the Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO) is to reduce blindness in Africa by building the capacity of eye care professionals, communities, and others to implement prevention of blindness activities throughout eastern Africa.

  • The Leprosy Mission International

    TLMI is the global leadership, co-ordination, facilitation and monitoring body of The Leprosy Mission Fellowship, a global federation of 29 country offices of The Leprosy Mission.

  • LEPRA

    Lepra is a UK-based international NGO working to beat leprosy and the poverty and prejudice it brings.

  • London Centre for NTD Research

    The London Centre for NTD Research brings together leading experts to build the evidence base around the design, implementation and evaluation of NTD control and elimination programmes.

  • Light for the World

    Following a human rights based approach, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD targets persons with disabilities living in poverty, and is committed to promoting eye health, rehabilitation, inclusive education, and an accessible and inclusive development co-operation.

  • Lions Clubs International Foundation

    The mission of the Lions Clubs International Foundation is to support the efforts of Lions clubs worldwide in serving their local communities and the world community as they carry out essential humanitarian service projects.

  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases

    The LSTM has been involved in the study of infectious diseases in the tropics with an outstanding record of achievement in the areas of NTD research and capacity building for over a century. These achievements include descriptions of basic parasite and vector biology, drug development, support of country health programmes, technical assistance to global initiatives, evidence based strengthening and other interventions that will reduce the burden of NTDs.

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    The mission of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

  • James Cook University

    One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia's James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Our unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.

  • Malaria Consortium

    Malaria Consortium's mission is to improve lives of all, especially the poorest and marginalized, in Africa and Asia through sustainable, evidence-based programs that combat targeted diseases. They target key health burdens, including malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), along with other factors that affect child and maternal health.

  • Mectizan Donation Program

    Established 25 years ago, the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) is the longest-running, disease-specific, drug donation program and public/private partnership of its kind.

  • The MENTOR Initiative

    The MENTOR Initiative saves lives in emergencies through tropical disease control and then stays to help people recover from crisis with dignity, working side by side with communities, health workers and health authorities to leave a lasting impact.

  • MITOSATH

    MITOSATH is a Non-Governmental Development Organization (NGDO) committed to improving the quality of life of the poor and rural indigent through advocacy, raising awareness, resource mobilization and energizing the collective will of all stakeholders for the control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

  • Mundo Sano

    Mundo Sano is a private foundation working since 1993 to reduce the impact caused by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as Chagas; mosquito-borne Dengue, Zika, Yellow Fever and Chikungunya; soil-transmitted helminthiases; Echinococcosis and Leishmaniasis. Its mission is to develop effective management models that are replicable, scalable and transferable through public-private partnerships on the basis of multidisciplinary scientific research.

  • National History Musuem

    The Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. On NTDs our research spans the taxonomy and evolution of parasites and vectors of disease to the epidemiology, control and elimination of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths.

  • National Podoconiosis Action Network

    NaPAN is a consortium of 9 member organizations in Ethiopia. It is working to see Ethiopia free of Podoconiosis, Lymphatic Filariasis and Leprosy. Its mission is to coordinate and standardize efforts of member organizations for the elimination of Podoconiosis, Lymphatic Filariasis and Leprosy, to build their capacity and to support research for evidence based interventions.

  • The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center

    The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) optimizes operational research to achieve The World Health Organization's Roadmap targets. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID with actively involved global partners, this work aims to harness research efforts to control and eliminate NTDs. The NTD-SC is Secretariat for the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.

  • Netherlands Leprosy Relief

    NLR is supporting all aspects of leprosy, control, rehabilitation, and social inclusion since its inception in 1967. More recently, the mandate was broadened to cross-cutting work on NTDs, especially on early detection of skin-related NTDs, management of disabilities, stigma reduction and social inclusion. NLR is initiator and managing partner of the cross-NTD knowledge platform, InfoNTD.org.

  • ORBIS

    Orbis believes in a world where no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired. By collaborating with partners and training local eye care teams they help build the skills and resources needed to deliver quality eye care across the world. By uniting the world to fight blindness Orbis works to ensure no one loses their sight simply because of where they were born.

  • Organisation pour la Prévention de la Cécité

    The OPC (Organisation pour la Prévention de la Cécité - Organisation for the Prevention of Blindness) is an international NGO with specific expertise in ocular public health. It fights to preserve the sight of as many people as possible in the most deprived populations in French-speaking developing countries.

  • RTI International

    RTI International is proud to be a global leader in NTD control and elimination. Since 2006, RTI has headed the implementation of USAID's flagship NTD projects, working in close partnership with WHO and ministries of health in over 20 countries.

  • RISEAL Madagascar

    RISEAL (Réseau International Schistosomiase Environnement Amenagement et Lutte) Madagascar is an association created ten years ago and belonging to the international network initially created in 1970 in the Western Africa countries. Actions implemented by RISEAL are focused on NTDs, mainly schistosomiasis, to alleviate the charge of the diseases for local communities far from the accessible cities. RISEAL is composed by multidisciplinary and proactive team who are working on different thematic projects from research to action in partnership with government institutions and other NGOs.

  • The Partnership for Child Development

    The Partnership for Child Development (PCD), is a global consortium of civil society organizations, academic institutions and technical experts, with a coordinating hub based within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London.

  • PATH

    PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organisation, we saves lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilising partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

  • Porridge and Rice

    Porridge and Rice is in essence an education charity looking to eradicate extreme poverty in the Nairobi slums by enabling access to a quality education and therefore help themselves to break the cycle of extreme poverty. We began with a feeding and nutrition program and expanded our scope to health and hygiene, gender and rights, education and sponsorship, facilities and furniture, extra-curricular, and sustainability and accountability. Within the health and hygiene program we include the provision of clean water for washing, cleaning and cooking incorporating the WHO WASH principles in order to change practice and develop an impetus among the residents to change for their own betterment. We have worked with Sightsavers, the WHO in Kenya, Children Without Worms and other NGO’s to further our aims to rid the slums of NTD’s, such as, trachoma, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases.

  • Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation

    SMHF is engaged in three areas of endeavour, Hansen's disease, palliative care and public health. Hansen's disease is the primary program, for which SMHF was established in 1974.

  • Save the Children

    Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. The global Save the Children movement currently serves over 143 million children in the US and in more than 120 countries.

  • Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

    SCI’s mission is to improve the health and development of the world’s poorest populations by eliminating schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths (STH) hookworm, whipworm and roundworm.

  • Secours aux Lépreux – Leprosy Relief Canada

    Founded in 1961, SLC is an international humanitarian organisation fighting leprosy.

  • Sightsavers International

    Sightsavers works to combat blindness in developing countries, restoring sight through specialist treatment and eye care. We also support people who are irreversibly blind by providing education, counselling and training.

  • Somali Neglected Tropical Disease Control

    SNTDCI is a non-profit volunteer organization based in Mogadishu, Somalia that has been established to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases and Poverty with the main aim of Somali people free from the suffering of NTDs.

  • United Front Against River Blindness

    UFAR's primary goal is to become a recognized and respected member of the coalition of international, national and local organizations currently involved in concerted efforts to eliminate onchocerciasis as a major public health and socioeconomic problem in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • The University of Melbourne Indigenous Eye Health Program

    The University of Melbourne has launched the Indigenous Eye Health Program to tackle eye health issues in Australia's indigenous communities.

  • Vitamin Angels

    Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life-changing vitamins and minerals. Vitamin Angels works to reach underserved communities across the U.S. and in 60 countries around the world.

  • WaterAid

    WaterAid is an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

  • Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins

    The Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, part of the Wilmer Eye Institute, is a joint collaboration of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • World Concern

    World Concern is a Christian global relief and development agency extending opportunity and hope to people facing extreme poverty. World Concern partners with UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and local Ministries of Health in the supply and distribution of deworming tablets. Over the past year, World Concern has shipped deworming tablets to 13 countries located in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

  • World Vision International

    World Vision International is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.