NTD NGO Network Executive Committee

Steering Committee

  • Chair: Ms. Tanya Wood (ILEP)
  • Vice Chair: Dr. Gail Davey (Brighton & Sussex Medical School)
  • Past Chair: Dr. Wendy Harrison (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative)
  • External Representation Committee Co-Chair: Ms. Virginia Sarah (Fred Hollows Foundation)
  • External Representation Committee Co-Chair: Ms. Helen Hamiltron (WaterAid)
  • Conference Committee Chair: Dr. Yaobi Zhang (Helen Keller International)

International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC)

  • Chair:  Dr. Serge Resnikoff (OPC)

Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) NGO Network

  • Chair: Louise Kelly-Hope (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

NGDO Coordination Group for Onchocerciasis Elimination

  • Chair: Dr. Charles Mackenzie (Sightsavers)

Leprosy NGO Group 

  • Chair: Pete Garratt (TLMI)

Soil Transmitted Helminths/Schistosomiasis (STH/SCH) NGO Group

  • Chair: Dr. Lynsey Blair (Imperial College London)

Disease Management Disability and Inclusion (DMDI) Working Group

  • Chair: Dr. Martin Kollman (CBM International)

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Working Group

  • Chair: Ms. Leah Wohlgemuth (Sightsavers)

NNN Communications Lead

  • Rosa Argent (ILEP)

ELECTIONS

The Chair shall serve a one-year term and will then move to the position of Past-Chair for an additional year.  Similarly, the Vice-Chair shall serve a one-year term and then move to the position of Chair.  During an election year and prior to the annual meeting, the Executive Committee will invite nominations for the incoming NNN Vice-Chair through the NGDO Coordination Groups.   Each nominee must accept the nomination and be fully informed of the voluntary nature of the position.  Nominations will be supported by a brief summary of the nominee’s eligibility for election.  The Executive Committee will circulate the final nominations prior to the annual meeting during which election of the new Vice-Chair will take place.  The successful candidate will be determined by a clear majority of votes (one vote per individual NGDO) and the new Vice-Chair will take up the position from the announcement at the meeting.

OUR ANNUAL MEETING

The NNN meets annually (typically in September); the disease-specific and thematic working groups will continue to meet separately at will. 

The annual 2018 meeting will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.