Jan 23

Online event – Trachoma: Accelerating progress to elimination as a public health problem
Sightsavers and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) are holding an online event on 23 January 2024 to share and discuss learnings around how to eliminate the infectious eye disease trachoma.

Date: January 23 2024
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Online
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Canadian Engagement in Global Trachoma Elimination Strategies 
Join us for an exciting online event where we will explore Canadian engagement in the global efforts to eliminate trachoma. Trachoma is a preventable neglected tropical disease that affects the eye and is the leading infectious cause of blindness globally, affecting millions of people in 42 countries worldwide.  

Date: January 23 2024
Time9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Online
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Jan 26

Hybrid Event – NNN Skin Cross Cutting Group: Uniting Globally for Skin-NTDs. 
The event will be hosted physically in Kathmandu, Nepal with the celebration, themed #Unite4SkinNTDs. The theme is an acknowledgement of the collective efforts undertaken for the control of Skin-NTDs and an invitation to unite our forces for continued endeavors. In the program, multiple partner organizations will be coming together in showing their support towards Skin-NTDs.

Date: January 26 2024
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Nepal Standard Time)
Location: Dusit Princess, Kathmandu (Physical) & Online
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Jan 29

Webinar “Neglected diseases: Global and public health perspective. The example of sleeping sickness”, DNDi invited by the Murcia Society of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

: January 29 2024

Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Location: Online
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Jan 30

Removing obstacles to the NTD road map in the post-COVID-19 scenario: a webinar organized by the network of WHO collaborating centres for NTDs
A virtual workshop convened by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Tropical Diseases, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on behalf of the network of WHO collaborating centres for NTDs, will discuss how to remove obstacles to the NTD road map in the post-COVID-19 scenario, and attain the 2030 targets. 

Date: January 30 2024
Time: 9:30 PM – 11:00 CET
Location: Online
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World Day against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Information event 1 – Research, Heal, Teach 2024
Welttag gegen vernachlässigte Tropenkrankheiten (NTDs) Infoveranstaltung 1 – Forschen, Heilen, Lehren 202
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) mainly affect people living in poor communities around the world who have little access to clean water and sanitation, let alone medical care. They occur particularly in areas with a tropical climate. Children and women are often particularly affected in already marginalised population groups. Find out, for example, what an infection with blood flukes means for the lives of women in Madagascar, why those affected by snakebites are still underserved, what the situation is regarding the supply of suitable antidotes and what bioinformatics can contribute to combating the skin disease Buruli ulcer.

Date: January 30 2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00 CET
Location: In Person – Bernard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
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Neglected Tropical Diseases Webinar 

SILF, the Swedish Society of Tropical Medicine, Médecins Sans Frontières Sweden, and Mediahuset invite you to this free webinar on managing Neglected Tropical Diseases, on World NTD Day 2024. Neglected Tropical Diseases include 20 different diseases and conditions that are mainly prevalent in impoverished communities, where 1.6 billion people require preventative and curative interventions. The diseases are lacking in both effective treatment options and diagnistic tools. Join us in learning more clinical aspects of NTDs on this NTD day.

Date: January 30 2024
Time: 16:00 – 17:45 CET
Location: Online
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Reframing neglect: a fine art and documentary photography exhibition on NTDs 
If you happen to be in New York City, you may wish to join the opening of an exhibit featuring photographers from six countries across Africa where NTDs are prevalent.
Please also be aware that an exhibition of metal panels dedicated to NTDs will take place in the mezzanine of WHO headquarters’ B building during the whole week of World NTD Day. A panel will be specifically dedicated to noma, which has been recently recognized by WHO as a neglected tropical disease.

Date: January 30 2024
Time: 18:00 PM – 20:30 EST
Location: In Person – The United Nations Secretariat Building 

Jan 31

Launch: New Neglected Disease G-FINDER Report
We’re pleased to invite you to the launch of the new Neglected Disease G-FINDER report, with special guest Shingai Machingaidze, Ag Chief Science Office for Africa CDC and CPHIA Secretariat Lead. Together we’ll explore the latest trends for neglected disease R&D funding from the 2022 financial year. 

Date: January 31 2024
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Location: Online
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Global Appeal 2024 to end stigma and discrimination against persons affected by leprosy
WHO will host the launch of the Global Appeal 2024 to end stigma and discrimination against persons affected by leprosy, led by the Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative. The event will take place in the WHO Auditorium, in the presence of the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Mr Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination; it will be opened by a concert.
We also invite you to visit the WHO campaign page for World NTD Day 2024, where more information, key messages and communication material is available. Additional products in different languages will be posted this week and next week. So please stay connected!

Date: January 31 2024
Time: 17:00 – 18:1O CET
Location: Online
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Get Involved

Access starter ideas and resources to help your organization activate on World NTD Day

Light Up the World

Watch and participate as some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and monuments light up with World NTD Day branding on the evening of January 30th.

Runners in a race


Launch a crowdfunding challenge to encourage your employees, community, family and friends to support communities affected by NTDs.

Partner with Corporates

Help raise awareness and money to beat NTDs through the power of CSR by partnering with like-minded companies and brands.

Engage Schools

Take advantage of World NTD Day to educate students about NTDs, encourage them to give back and create future ambassadors for the cause.

Activate Ambassadors

Engage influential voices to bring attention to the people and communities affected by NTDs through sports events, media opportunities and social media.