Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD)

The Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) is a group of researchers, program implementers and their supporters with the shared goal of optimizing NTD control and elimination. It is coordinated by the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center, which is funded by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.K. Department for International Development. The aim of COR-NTD is to create new synergies within the operational research arena for NTDs and align that research with the program needs.

COR-NTD meets formally each year in conjunction with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene conference, with participation from researchers, the World Health Organization, country program managers, implementers, and donors. Working groups comprised of NTD experts from a wide range of backgrounds conduct discussions at the annual COR-NTD meeting and throughout the year on key themes, providing important guidance on the NTD research agenda. Outputs from the 2016 COR-NTD Meeting are available here.

The 2017 COR-NTD meeting will take place November 3 – 4 in Baltimore, Maryland. Please note that COR-NTD registration is available only to invited participants. Registered participants may access information including the meeting agenda, breakout session descriptions, and other key details about the meeting on the CVENT site sent via email.  Individuals interested in being added to the wait list may contact ntdmeeting@taskforce.org.

The COR-NTD Secretariat will post outputs from the 2017 COR-NTD Meeting by December 1, 2017.

Stay in touch with COR-NTD

  • Follow COR-NTD on Twitter: @COR_NTD
  • Check out the COR-NTD blog.
  • Explore – and submit your own – operational research studies addressing critical programmatic challenges faced by NTD programs in the NTD ConnectOR (formerly known as the Operational Research Inventory).
  • Sign up for periodic updates from COR-NTD and weekly NTD news roundups