Secretariat (NTD-SC)

The Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) serves as the secretariat for COR-NTD. Based at the Task Force for Global Health and affiliated with Emory University, the NTD-SC aims to support operational research on NTDs. This work, conducted in close collaboration with partners around the globe, addresses key challenges facing NTD control and elimination programs. Research outputs help inform programmatic decision making throughout the continuum from effectively scaling up programs to successfully scaling down and conducting ongoing surveillance once control and elimination targets are achieved.  

Founded in 2013, The NTD-SC evolved from the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center which was established in 2001.  As secretariat of COR-NTD, the NTD-SC receives support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This funding enables the NTD-SC to work together with the global community of NTD partners to address priority research needs to help guide program implementation and decision-making. 

Our Mission is:

To support the global effort to control and eliminate neglected diseases which impact more than a billion people worldwide, by:

  • Engaging partners – including ministries of health, researchers, NGOs, donors, and the World Health Organization – to identify and overcome knowledge gaps and other barriers to disease prevention
  • Informing best practices through operational research studies and other innovative solutions that improve and sustain health services
  • Serving populations most affected by the inequitable distribution of power and resources, catalyzing the elimination of neglected tropical diseases for all.

Our Values are:

Scientific rigor, transparency, collaboration, equity, and community engagement.

Our Vision is:

A world free of neglected tropical diseases.




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