19-30 January 2023

 Campaign: All Against Hansen’s Disease

SBH-Sociedade Brasileira de Hansenologia, in partnership with the Technical Course in Nursing SENAC-Ribeirão Preto and the Municipality of Ribeirão Preto are hosting a campaign against Hansen’s disease. It will be held at the Settlement PDS da Barra (Sustainable Development Project), also known as Settlement Mário Lago, with educational activities and screening to survey suspected cases of Hansen’s Disease. About 3,000 people live there. Suspected cases of Hansen’s Disease will be referred to the Support Health Unit Dr. Luis Carlos Raya, in Ribeirão Preto-SP. 

Campaign All Against Hansen’s Disease by SBH-Sociedade Brasileira de Hansenologia

Teahers and students from Technical Course in Nursing SENAC-Ribeirão Preto and the Municipality of Ribeirão PretoSão Paulo, Brazil, will be held at the Settlement “PDS da Barra” (Sustainable Development Project) with educational activities and screening to survey suspected cases of Hansen’s Disease.

Date: 19th – 30th January 2023


26 January 2023

Esquistosomiasis, situación global y riesgo local [Schistosomiasis, global situation and local risk]

Scientific session addressing global situation of schistosomiasis, challenges to reach the WHO road map goals, operational research, diagnostics development, situation in Europe and local risk of transmission in Spain.

Date: 26th January 2023
Time: 10:00-13:30


 Jornada: Enfermedades tropicales desatendidas, cooperación en salud y farmacia solidaria»

Conference connecting small and large organizations developing actions in the fight against neglected diseases in low-income countries, in health issues and access to medicines, in order to promote cooperation for equality between professionals and university students.

Date: 26th January 2023
Time: 4:00pm

Location: Conference Hall of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain.



29 January 2023

Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
A new day to say ‘stop’ to neglected tropical diseases.

Date: 29-30th January and 4th February 2023

Location: The session will be organized in schools, universities, and churches.


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30 January 2023

World NTD Day: Act Now, Act Together – Investing  in Young African Researchers

Join us this World NTD Day in celebrating the first five years of the Small Grants Program and the accomplishments of young African scientists.

Date: 30th January 2023
Time: 9-10:15am EST


Molecular Medicine & Center for Clinical Translational Science Special Seminar

“Chagas Disease: Raising Awareness, Increasing Screening, and Improving Access to Treatment in Peru and the United States” 

Date: 30th January 2023

Time: 1:00 pm

Act now. Act together. Invest in neglected tropical diseases.

A webinar co-hosted by WHO and Uniting to Combat NTDs to celebrate World NTD Day.
Hear about the latest NTD data, progress made, and the mechanism to mobilise and track commitments for NTDs.

Date: 30th January 2023
Time: 14:00 CET


Snack & talk about NTDs

Panel discussion with patients, researchers, field experts, clinicians and stakeholders as well as a picture exhibition about the NTD research of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine. 

Date: 30th January 2023
Time: 5-8pm


De-Neglect NTDs Video Compilation

All-day event featuring the informative videos that De-Neglect has created on specific NTDs!

Date: 30th January 2023
Time: All-day event


ICTC and World Extreme Medicine are co-hosting a live webinar highlighting efforts to reach Special Populations across the global trachoma program.

The webinar will present experiences from a range of geographical regions, represented by national and international stakeholders working to improve health equity and ensure that special populations, including indigenous and nomadic populations, refugees and internally displaced persons, can access trachoma interventions. 

Date: 30th January 2023
Time: 6 am Melbourne / 2pm Atlanta/ 7pm London / 8pm Geneva / 10pm Addis Ababa and Kampala.

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Don’t Forgot Leprosy 

The 24th world leprosy day in Ethiopia will be celebrated on 29 January 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  with the motto of Don’t Forgot Leprosy to keep the national and global effort towards to zero transmission, zero disability and Zero discrimination.

Date: 30th January 2023 

More Info: The objective of the event is to bring attention of all concerned bodies in every circumstance to create free world with knowledge and to translate awareness into action. The activities planned to conduct during this event includes: panel discussion, public rally, convey  of message  through printing media (Magazine, poster, banner, T-shirt etc.. ) and electronic media (Radio and TV spot message.)  

Series of events and campaigns – Tanzania

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program (NTDCP) and partners are planning to increase awareness about NTDs control interventions to the public in the country, increase political leaders involvement, advocate for government resources and attract more partners to join efforts in fighting the NTDs in Tanzania. The programme will organize service provision with additional of media coverage: 

1.  Hydrocelectomy Services

Hydrocelectomy camp for 100 patients in Tanga city. Minister of Health will have the opportunity to visit the camp and talk to the patients operated. Minister of Health will handover surgical equipment’s and drugs for 300 patients in Muheza, Pangani and Mkinga Districts to Tanga Region Health Management Team on 30th Jan 2023.

    2. Trachoma Surgeries

    Trachoma surgical camps in Bahi and Chamwino Districts; Dodoma Region, Meru, Karatu and Longido Districts; Arusha Region, Kiteto and Simanjiro Districts; Manyara Region.

    3.  Health Education

    Health education sessions on Schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminthiases to primary school children.

    Community awareness initiatives

    To increase community awareness, Health Promotion activities will be conducted in collaboration with NTD program, Government Communication Unit – MOH, partners and stakeholders. This will include radio, social media and distribution of leaflets and posters.

    30 January – 4 February 2023

    Photo Exhibition: Forgotten health, pictures to remember NTDs, Central Civic Library, Turin

    A press conference and photographic exhibition will be held in the Civic Library in Turin, Italy to draw attention to the impact of neglected tropical diseases in a non-endemic context such as the Italian one and the Piedmont Region. 

    Date: 30th January – 4th February 2023
    Time: 9am-7pm


    31 January 2023

    G-FINDER Neglected Disease Report Launch

    Date: 31st January 2023
    Time: 13:30-14:30


    9 March 2023

    Global Health Access & Equity Issues in LMICs and HICs: Compare & Contrast.

    On behalf of the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative (NGDI) at the University of British Columbia and the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to attend the symposium on Global Health Access & Equity Issues in LMICs and HICs: Compare & Contrast. Dr. Peter J. Hotez will be the guest speaker.

    Date: 9th March 2023
    Time: 3:00-7:00pm PST


    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.