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 in-country partners with the shared goal of optimizing NTD control and elimination. It is coordinated by the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center, which is funded at The Task Force for Global Health primarily by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, by the United States Agency for International Development through its Neglected Tropical Diseases Program, and with UK aid from the British people. The aim of COR-NTD is to create new synergies within the operational research arena for NTDs and align that research with specific 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.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 26-27 with the theme of "Engage to Eliminate." Invited participants may access information about the meeting on the event website. Please note that registration for the 2018 COR-NTD Meeting has CLOSED.

Outputs from the 2017 COR-NTD Meeting are available here.

Katie Upendo

Katie Upendo Innovation Lab

Secretariat Director Eric Ottesen delivers the Closing Plenary address at COR-NTD 2017.   

Upendo Mwingira accepts the 2017 Kyelem Prize on behalf of Mwele Malecela.

Attendees learn about novel educational tools at the 2017 Innovation Lab.   



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
  • Invited participants may learn more about the COR-NTD meeting on the event website.