Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2012
  • Initiating Organization: Sabin Vaccines Institute
  • Initiator Type: Third-party organization
  • Rare disease
  • Disease focus:
    Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Location: International


The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, works to raise the awareness, political will, and funds necessary to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020.


Since 2006, the Global Network has been dedicated to eliminating the seven most common NTDs. The network works with governments, corporations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and individuals to raise awareness and leverage the resources necessary to reach their end goal.

The Global Network helps to facilitate partnerships between corporations, NGOs, governments, and bilateral and multilateral organizations to leverage existing resources and dedicate them to controlling NTDs. It focuses on three regions with the highest burdens of NTDs: Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Global Network works with its implementing partners to initiate brand-new programs for NTD control, bring existing NTD control programs to scale, and integrate NTD control with other global health programs such as immunization, nutritional supplement programs, bednet distribution, and maternal, newborn, and child health programs.

The NTD Special Envoys provide the political voice and technical expertise needed to control and eliminate the most common NTDs by 2020. The Special Envoy Program, made possible through financing from Gary and Alya Michelson of the Michelson Medical Research Foundation, expands the reach of global NTD advocacy efforts through media interviews, publications, opinion pieces, and political engagement.


Points of Contact

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
2000 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Suite 7100
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-842-5025

Sponsors & Partners

Helen Keller International

International Trachoma Initiative

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

The Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Task Force for Global Health

Last Updated: 05/24/2016

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