On this page you will find information about the Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network (NNN), since InfoNTD functions as an exchange platform for the DMDI Working Group and other different Task Groups within NNN.
The DMDI Working Group and Task Groups pages are only accessible for members of these specific groups.
The Neglected Tropical Disease NGO Network (NNN) was established in October 2009 to create a global forum for non-governmental organisations working to control onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminths, and trachoma. Other diseases including leprosy and podoconiosis have since joined the forum. These Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) share common strategies including community-based health interventions that can be integrated to strengthen health care systems.
The NTD NGO Network is a global forum for NGOs to contribute to the global control, elimination, and management of consequences of NTDs outlined within the internationally agreed World Health Organisation NTD Roadmap.
Vision is a world free of NTDs.
Purpose is to enhance the contribution of NGOs towards that vision.
Objectives to achieve our vision and purpose are:
- To be the unified NGO voice on common issues to achieve our NTD goals.
- To enhance our community of practice through membership engagement, learning and sharing knowledge.
Values of participation, legitimacy, creativity and independence guide our NNN community in achieving these objectives.
Membership is open to any NGO or academic institution that is engaged in the fight against NTDs. Other organisations are welcome to join our work as active observers.
NNN is governed by an Executive Committee, comprised of representation of various NGO disease-specific groups and working groups that will enable the network to successfully meet the objectives of NNN.
For more information about NNN please visit the NNN website.