Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Neglected Tropical Diseases (LSTM NTDs) has been involved in the study of infectious diseases in the tropics with an outstanding record of achievement in the areas of research and capacity building in the neglected tropical diseases. These achievements include the descriptions of the basic biology of the parasites and vectors, as well as drug development, and support of country health programmes.
Partnership for Child Development (PCD), Imperial College London, works to improve the health and nutrition of school-aged children across the globe. PCD works directly with Ministries of Education and Health to help launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programmes. PCD is a founder partner of the London Centre of Neglected Tropical Disease Research, a research collaboration between the Imperial College London, LSHTM and the Natural History Museum.
Schistosomosiasis Control Initiative (SCI), Imperial College London, supports national governments in Africa to deliver treatments against schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) and intestinal helminths (STH). SCI aims to increase coverage in each country to the national level and to expand into other countries until everyone in Africa who requires treatment has access to praziquantel and albendazole. In some countries SCI will support the full NTD control programme.
Carter Centre UK works in close partnership with The Carter Center. The Carter Center advances global efforts to wage peace, fi ght disease, and build hope by engaging with those at the highest levels of government and civil society. The Carter Centre UK supports the Center’s work by raising funds and increasing awareness in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Sightsavers is an international development organisation working with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people in the developing world. Sightsavers is a leading partner in the control of three of the neglected tropical diseases – trachoma, onchocerciasis and lymphatic fi lariasis and supports a number of integrated NTD programmes.
WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. We work with local partners and provide them with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects. We work locally and internationally to change policy and practice and ensure that water, hygiene and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
ILEP is an International Federation of thirteen Anti-Leprosy Associations working towards the long term goal of a world without leprosy and its consequences through ensuring that people affected by leprosy have access to treatment, care and rehabilitation; ensuring the prevention of impairments and disabilities associated with leprosy; and ensuring that people affected by leprosy and their families no longer experience stigma and discrimination against them.
ORBIS is a global charity, dedicated to preserving and restoring sight in developing countries. We work in partnership and place great emphasis on training medical staff, strengthening in-country eye care institutions, expanding quality eye care services and preventing eye conditions, where the need is greatest. ORBIS is working to eliminate trachoma in southern Ethiopia and in north western Zambia.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has a longstanding interest in NTDs. The Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases houses one of the largest research groups in the world working on trachoma, and active research groups working on schistosomiasis, African trypanosomiasis, Chagas Disease, leprosy, leishmaniasis and the elimination of congenital syphilis.
Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. We support a number of programmes that combat neglected tropical diseases, such as trachoma, bilharzia and elephantiasis, particularly in remote areas of South Sudan.
The Global Atlas of Helminth Infections, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is an open-access information resource on the distribution of soil-transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis. GAHI maps show survey data, predictive risk and mass treatment needs in an effort to guide cost-efficient NTD control efforts. Our capacity building courses for NTD officers in endemic countries aim to impart the skills necessary to make optimal use of these resources.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is an independent international non-government development organisation established in Australia in 1992. We provide technical and financial support to partners to overcome avoidable blindness everywhere. We focus on strengthening health systems and local capacity to prevent and treat cataract, refractive error, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific.
Lepra is a UK based international NGO fighting disease, poverty and prejudice. LEPRA focus on the forgotten people behind neglected diseases such as leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and visceral leishmaniasis. LEPRA have a history spanning 90 years and currently work in India and Bangladesh. With a global reputation for scientific research LEPRA publish academic research on leprosy and pioneer successful models that are adopted by national governments, the World Health Organization and other NGOs.
Sabin Foundation Europe is a UK-registered charity founded in 2011 to support vaccine research and development, advocacy efforts and treatment programmes for vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases. As the UK partner of the US-based Sabin Vaccine Institute, SFE works across Europe to promote proven cost effective solutions to the world’s most pervasive and least understood health issues.
Footwork, the International Podoconiosis Initiative, brings together public and private partners to support prevention and treatment of podoconiosis. Footwork encourages integration of podoconiosis control into efforts to eliminate other Neglected Tropical Diseases, and works with those active in other related diseases of the foot. Our shared goal is a world free of podoconiosis within our lifetimes.
The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian development organisation transforming and empowering the lives of people affected by leprosy. Our goal is to eradicate the causes and consequences of this disease. We diagnose, treat and offer specialist care to leprosy patients as well as education, vocational training, housing and sanitation.
CBM is an international Christian disability and development organisation improving the quality of life of millions of people with disabilities and at risk of disability in some of the world’s poorest communities. CBM, together with its local partners work to control, prevent and eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases such as Trachoma and River Blindness in areas where they are identified as a public health problem.