NNN Framework for Engagement: Shaping the way forward in the fight against NTDs

NTDs are a group of treatable and preventable diseases that continue to affect over one billion of the world’s most impoverished, marginalized people living in remote communities. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play a key role in the fight against these diseases.

The NTD NGO Network (NNN) is a global forum for NGOs to contribute to the global control, elimination, and management of consequences of NTDs outlined within the internationally agreed World Health Organisation (WHO) NTD Roadmap.[1]

This framework for engagement was developed through a participatory approach with members and stakeholders to clarify the NNNs vision, purpose, objectives and values and ensure that the NNN had a governance structure to support its aims. 

Our vision is a world free of NTDs.

Our purpose is to enhance the contribution of NGOs towards that vision.

Our objectives to achieve our vision and purpose are:

  1. To be the unified NGO voice on common issues to achieve our NTD goals.
  2. To enhance our community of practice through membership engagement, learning and sharing knowledge.

Our values of participation, legitimacy, creativity and independence guide our NNN community in achieving these objectives.

Our Membership is open to any NGO or academic institution[2] that is engaged in the fight against NTDs. Other organisations are welcome to join our work as active observers.

NNN is governed by an Executive Committee, comprised of representation of various NGO disease-specific groups and working groups that will enable the network to successfully meet the objectives of NNN.


Find the full NNN Framework for Engagement attached below.

[1] http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/NTD_RoadMap_2012_Fullversion.pdf

[2] Based on the principle that most academic and research institutions are registered NGOs – they are welcome to become members based on the understanding of this principle