About

NTD Conference 2018

About the Conference

The Ministry of Health through Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit has the pleasure of hosting its 11th Neglected Tropical Diseases Forum on 6th – 7th December 2017 at Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of this Forum will be ‘Partnership towards achievement of the Global goals for Control, Elimination and Eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases’.

These diseases kill, impair or permanently disable many people often resulting in lifelong physical pain and social stigmatization. Hence, there is a need to refocus our goals towards control, elimination and eradication of some selected NTDs by 2020 in line with the World Health Organization African regional goals.

With this in mind, the 2017 NTD Forum will focus on key areas of interest in neglected tropical diseases which include Preventive chemotherapy and transmission prevention, Innovative disease management, Vector ecology and management, Neglected Zoonotic diseases, Water sanitization and hygiene, Access to service delivery by 2020 milestone.. We look forward to very engaging discussions..

What is Our Goal?

The conference will have both plenary sessions and various symposia. Key themes to be covered include;

  • Preventive chemotherapy and transmission control
  • Innovative and intensified disease management
  • Vector ecology and management
  • Neglected zoonotic diseases
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene