Chikungunya Outbreak Response

In response to the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) Outbreak a new area on the Global Health Network has been setup to provide researchers and health professionals working on CHIKV tools and resources to aid their research. Please check for more details ... Read more

New - Global Competency Framework for Clinical Research

Access the new TDR framework here

The TDR Global Competency Framework for Clinical Research is a flexible framework which lists all the competencies that should be demonstrated by a research team to carry out a successful clinical study. The Special Programme for Research and Training in ... Read more


New PloS NTDs Collection available

Mycetoma, selected by Global Health Now as the most neglected disease in 2015, is a disease whose mode of transmission is not yet clear. It's a slow and chronic disease associated with poor and rural populations, and a lack of ... Read more

The NTD Mapping Tool (

Using existing databases, disease and program data were sourced including information on lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminths and trachoma. This data was integrated in an NTD Mapping Tool, allowing users to see co-endemicity and intervention gaps, and provides ... Read more

Zika virus and head circumference

Newborn head circumference online tool

In response to the recent news about the Zika virus, we draw your attention to the International INTERGROWTH-21st Standards for Head Circumference of newborns. Read more

NTDs Resources and Fact Sheets


A collection of fact sheets on the different NTDs is provided on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) website.

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has a wide range of reference and resource material regarding NTDs.

DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative), dedicated to NTDs drug development, with background information on diseases and therapies.