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.

If have never attended a COR-NTD meeting in the past and would like to participate in the future, please register your interest here. Please note that preference for attendance is given to individuals who actively participate in the meeting by organizing and/or speaking in breakouts or contributing to the Innovation Lab. Check this page for updates on calls for proposals for those components for the COR-NTD meeting.

Outputs from the 2018 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