The Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) convenes coalition members annually to facilitate conversations between researchers, the World Health Organization, country program managers, implementers and donors. Working groups comprised of NTD experts from across the coalition lead conversations and identify key research priorities at COR-NTD meetings called Research Links throughout the year. These conversations, which culminate at the Annual Meeting, play an important role in establishing the NTD research agenda.
Registration the for the Annual COR-NTD Meeting, October 4-5, 2022, is now open. The meeting will be virtual this year and by invitation only. If you are not on the invitation list and would like to be considered, please fill out this form for the wait list.
This year, the COR-NTD Annual Meeting will include:
- Opening Plenary Keynote
- Breakout Sessions
- Innovation Lab
- Closing Plenary including Kyelem Prize.
Kyelem Prize Winners
The Kyelem Prize is given annually to an individual selected for his or her unique contributions to the efforts to control, eliminate, and eradicate neglected tropical diseases. Specifically, the COR-NTD Secretariat seeks nominations of individuals who carry on the legacy of the award's namesake, Dr. Dominique Kyelem.
As Program Director of the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center at The Task Force for Global Health, after an illustrious career as Program Manager for LF in Burkina Faso, Dr. Kyelem personified the spirit and mission of our coalition – bringing together those who implement neglected tropical disease control and elimination programs with those conducting research to address those programs’ needs.
Director Emeritus of the NTD Support Center
Dominique was everyone's friend, everyone's go-to person for guidance, and the source of everyone’s favorite smile and positivity. His personal attributes are exactly those embodied in the individuals chosen for the Kyelem prize each year – competence, effectiveness, collegiality, sincerity, determination and unquenchable optimism.